On 1st and 2nd of June, the Media and Internet division of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe is organising a workshop on the existing initiatives on the safety of journalists. This workshop is taking place in Strasbourg and brings together representatives of Council of Europe member States, other organisations and associations that are working in the field of media and on the protection of journalists. This initiative offers the possibility to participants to discuss on the best practice examples encouraging the adoption of more effective approaches and methods to ensure the safety of journalists.
The workshop is structured around the following thematic areas: National Action Plans (NAP) for the safety of journalists; mechanisms and tools for ensuring journalists’ safety, including trainings; safety of women journalists.
The workshop responds to the necessity of knowledge sharing regarding the adoption of national measures. The Council of Europe campaign for the safety of journalists will be launched in the margins of the Riga Conference on Freedom of Expression organised under the Latvian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers on 5-6 October 2023.
The campaign is a 5-year project meant to cover all Council of Europe member States. It is now open for voluntary contributions. More details are available here.