How to protect journalists and other media actors?

About the Implementation Guide About the Implementation Guide

For each priority topic area identified in the Protection and Prosecution pillars of the Recommendation, the Implementation Guide:

  Establishes indicators in order to generate baseline information against which progress in the implementation of the Recommendation can be assessed;

Provides background information including references to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and to other sources;

Highlights valuable practices in the area which have emerged so far, taking into account both the input of journalists and journalist associations, as well as the contributions of member states;

Makes suggestions to the authorities on possible ways to implement the Recommendation;

Offers a self-assessment tool for member states in the form of a questionnaire to help them review the state of implementation of the Recommendation in their jurisdiction.