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

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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.

Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights


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