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13 August 2018

Journalist Hospitalised Following Assault

31 July 2018

German Photographers Chased and Assaulted by Neo-Nazis

28 June 2018

Bulgarian Journalist Georgi Ezekiev, Zov News Website Publisher, Receives Death Threat in a Filmed Interview

28 June 2018

Bulgarian TV Presenter Assaulted and Injured in Central Sofia

27 June 2018

Journalist Stoyan Tonchev Brutally Attacked

2 May 2018

Ukrainian Police Accused of Violence against Journalists, Leaving one Hospitalized

17 April 2018

Journalists Beaten and Arrested while Covering Protest Demonstration

17 April 2018

Armenian Journalists Injured in Police Violence against Media Journalists covering Street Demonstrations

17 April 2018

Armenian TV Station Editor Assaulted While Reporting on Road Building Project

11 April 2018

Serbian Reporter Lidija Valtner Attacked During New Serbian President’s Inauguration

23 March 2018

Greek Sport Journalist Aris Asvestas Assaulted for Second Time

12 March 2018

Slovak Investigative Journalist Killed at Home

27 February 2018

Slovak Investigative Journalist Killed at Home

12 February 2018

Journalist Attacked in Paris by Members or Supporters of the Jewish Defense League

12 February 2018

Around Ten Journalists from France Télévisions Assaulted by Residents

9 February 2018

Journalists Victims of Police Violence During Demonstrations

8 February 2018

French Journalists and Magistrates Subject to Death Threats

24 January 2018

Journalists’ Union ESIEMTH and Two Municipal Media Attacked in Thessaloniki

27 November 2017

Croatian Journalist Maja Sever Received Death Threat Via Facebook over Her Report on Nigerian Refugees

14 November 2017

Armenian TV Station Editor Assaulted While Reporting on Road Building Project

31 October 2017

Physical Attack Against Journalist Drago Miljuš

17 October 2017

Investigative Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Killed by Car Bomb

6 September 2017

Journalists Stripped of Press Accreditation and Victims of Police Violence During the G20 in Hamburg

31 August 2017

Macedonian Journalist Sashe Ivanovski Physically Assaulted by Deputy Prime Minister

31 August 2017

Macedonian Journalist Faces Death Threat

31 August 2017

Five Journalists Beaten by Police in Skopje During Protests

31 August 2017

Journalists from Macedonian A1 TV Attacked While Covering Demonstration

31 August 2017

Two Reporters Injured During Storming of Parliament

12 May 2017

Attack on Office of Kathimerini in Thessaloniki

9 May 2017

An Albanian Journalist Received Death Threats

14 March 2017

Albanian Journalist Elvi Fundo Attacked in Tirana

17 February 2017

Journalists Beaten by Security Guards and Local Police in Kharkiv

16 February 2017

Pro-Russia Journalist, Oles Buzyna, Gunned Down in Kyiv, Ukraine

14 February 2017

Arson Attack on Ukrainian Broadcaster Inter TV

20 December 2016

Spanish Journalist based in the Netherlands Victim of Online Death Threats

9 December 2016

Armenian Journalists Injured in Police Violence against Media Journalists covering Street Demonstrations

2 December 2016

Car of Croatian Journalists' Association President Appears to Have Been Deliberately Sabotaged

17 August 2016

Journalist Lukasz Masiak Beaten to Death

21 June 2016

Italian Journalists and Media Staff Face Death Threats Following Mafia Boss’ Funeral

9 June 2016

'Golden Dawn' Members Violently Attacked Petros Anastassiades

18 May 2016

Sports Journalist Assaulted by President of Football Club

2 May 2016

Greek Journalist Brutally Attacked during Public Rally

2 May 2016

Police Assault Against a Photographer in Greece

29 April 2016

Journalists Working for RTL Info and France 3 Attacked in Molenbeek

29 April 2016

Palestinian Journalist Salama Attaallah Assaulted While Covering Muslim Fair in Brussels

18 March 2016

Journalists Levan Sutidze, Irakli Kiknavelidze and Nino Macharashvili Attacked in Tbilisi

15 March 2016

TV Journalist Eni Shehu Attacked by the Director of the National Theatre

4 March 2016

Gojko Raičević Regularly Targeted by Authorities in Montenegro

25 February 2016

Belgian Journalist Assaulted Live on Air at the Cologne Carnival

11 January 2016

Journalist Beyza Kural Briefly Detained and Threatened with Violence by Police While Covering Protest

1 December 2015

Kurdish Daily Attacked, Doors Broken and 32 Journalists Interrogated

24 November 2015

Serbian Journalist Predrag Blagojević Assaulted by Police at a Music Festival over Identification

17 November 2015

Hürriyet Journalist Ahmet Hakan Threatened and Attacked

16 November 2015

Police Used Teargas Against a Group of About 30 Journalists

12 November 2015

Serbian Investigative Journalist Ivan Ninić Suffers Brutal Attack

12 November 2015

Three Media Staff Assaulted at Pegida Rally

22 October 2015

Police Violence Against a Journalist Covering Protests in Turkey

15 September 2015

Turkish Special Operations Team Attacks Journalists Covering the Transfer of Injured Police Officer to a Hospital

28 August 2015

Attacks and Intimidation on Journalists Covering Workers’ Strikes in Turkey

28 August 2015

Murder of Azerbaijani Journalist Rasim Aliyev

28 August 2015

Meydan TV Director Emin Milli Threatened for Critical Reporting on European Games

27 August 2015

DIHA Journalist Cüneyt Yavuz Injured in Tear Gas Canister Attack During Clashes Between Police and Protesters

27 August 2015

LGBT Journalist Beaten by Police Officers

11 August 2015

Journalists Beaten and Arrested while Covering Protest Demonstration

9 July 2015

Journalist Lukasz Masiak Beaten to Death

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31 July 2018

Violence against Journalists during Veteran Protest in Sarajevo

29 June 2018

Dutch Biggest Daily De Telegraaf Attacked in Latest Incident Targeting Media

9 May 2018

Vijesti Investigative Journalist Olivera Lakić Shot and Injured

24 April 2018

Investigative Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Killed by Car Bomb

1 March 2018

Slovak Investigative Journalist Killed at Home

26 February 2018

Slovak Investigative Journalist Killed at Home

23 February 2018

Serbian Investigative Journalist Ivan Ninić Suffers Brutal Attack

23 February 2018

Serbian Journalist Predrag Blagojević Assaulted by Police at a Music Festival over Identification

23 February 2018

Radio Journalist and Presenter Found Dead in Home

23 February 2018

Serbian Reporter Lidija Valtner Attacked During New Serbian President’s Inauguration

24 October 2017

Ekho Moskvy Journalist Stabbed, Hospitalised in Moscow

18 October 2017

Investigative Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Killed by Car Bomb

15 February 2017

Özgür Gündem Daily Shut Down and Journalists’ Homes Raided in Turkey

7 September 2016

Arson Attack on Ukrainian Broadcaster Inter TV

12 May 2016

Murder of Azerbaijani Journalist Rasim Aliyev

10 March 2016

Journalists and Human Rights Activists Attacked in Ingushetia

12 November 2015

Journalist Attacked in Paris by Members or Supporters of the Jewish Defense League

1 October 2015

Hürriyet Journalist Ahmet Hakan Threatened and Attacked

1 October 2015

Hürriyet Journalist Ahmet Hakan Threatened and Attacked

9 September 2015

Serbian Investigative Journalist Ivan Ninić Suffers Brutal Attack

25 August 2015

Serbian Journalist Predrag Blagojević Assaulted by Police at a Music Festival over Identification

10 August 2015

Murder of Azerbaijani Journalist Rasim Aliyev

22 April 2015

Macedonian Journalist Faces Death Threat

News archives News archives
Council of Europe Resources Council of Europe Resources
PACE Resolution 2035 (2015) on Protection of the safety of journalists and of media freedom in Europe, 29 January 2015

Committee of Ministers Declaration on the recent attacks in Paris, 14 January 2015


Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, 30 April 2014

Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, 30 April 2014

PACE Recommendation 1950 (2011) on The protection of journalists’ sources, 25 January 2011


PACE Report Doc. 12443 (2010) by M. Johansson on The protection of journalists’ sources, 1 December 2010 


Committee of Ministers Guidelines on protecting freedom of expression and information in times of crisis, 26 September 2007  


Committee of Ministers Declaration  on the ‘Protection and promotion of investigative journalism’, 26 September 2007


PACE Recommendation 1783 (2007) on Threats to the lives and freedom of expression of journalists, 25 January 2007

PACE Resolution 1535 (2007) on Threats to the lives and freedom of expression of journalists, 25 January 2007


PACE Report Doc. 11143 (2007) on Threats to the lives and freedom of expression of journalists presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by Rapporteur A. McIntosh, 23 January 2007


PACE Resolution 1438 (2005) on Freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones, 28 April 2005


PACE Recommendation 1702 (2005) on Freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones, 28 April 2005


Report Doc. 10521 (2005) on Freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones, presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by Rapporteur J. Jařab,  26 April 2005


PACE Report Doc.10521 (2005) by  J. Jařab on Freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones, 26 April 2005


other resources other resources
International Women’s Media Foundation and International News Safety Institute Survey on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture Study , 2014

International News Safety Institute Report on Journalism Safety: Threats to Media Workers and Measures to Protect Them, 20 February 2014


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