The Council of Europe Campaign for the Safety of Journalists is an initiative aiming to promote press freedom and protect journalists from violence, threats, and harassment while performing their duties. As part of this Campaign, the Council of Europe is inviting everyone to support their cause, take action for their enhanced protection, while raising awareness about the importance of safeguarding journalists and their right to report the news freely and without fear. The Campaign is a 5-year project meant to cover all Council of Europe member States. It is now open for voluntary contributions. 

what we do
Identifying Risks

A number of studies and reports have been commissioned by the Council of Europe to shed light on particular aspects of journalists’ safety. 

Building capacity in member states

Over the past decade, the Council of Europe Cooperation Programme has been implemented in over 20 projects in member States and partner countries promoting media freedom, including various aspects of journalist’s safety. Targeted activities include seminars and training sessions for law enforcement and judicial authorities on protection of journalists, methodological recommendations for police on dealing with situations involving journalistic activities and legal support for journalists, victims of abuse.

For further information please visit the Co-operation activities webpage.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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