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Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(2016)5 to Member States on Internet freedom, 13 April 2016


Swiss Institute of Comparative Law Comparative Study on filtering, blocking and take-down of illegal content on the Internet, 20 December 2015

Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2077(2015) and Resolution 2070(2015) on increasing co-operation against cyberterrorism and other large scale attacks on the Internet, 26 June 2015


Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 2066(2015) on media responsibility and ethics in a changing media environment, 24 June 2015.


Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 2060(2015) on improving the protection of whistle-blowers, 23 June 2015


UN Security Council Resolution 2222(2015) on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 27 May 2015

Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 2035(2015) on Protection of the safety of journalists and of media freedom in Europe, 29 January 2015

Parliamentary Assembly Report 13664 on protection of media freedom in Europe by Gvozden Flego, 12 January 2015


Seminar and Inter-Regional Dialogue on the Protection of Journalists: Towards an effective framework of protection for the work of journalists and an end to impunity, Rapporteur’s conclusions by Tarlach McGonagle, 3 November 2014


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

Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(2014)7 and Explanatory Memorandum to Member States on the protection of whistle blowers, 30 April 2014


OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media: Safety of Journalists Guidebook second edition, 2014

Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1729(2010) on the protection of "whistle-blowers", 29 April 2010.


Committee of Ministers Declaration on measures to promote the respect of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, 13 January 2010

Parliamentary Assembly Report 12102 on respect for media freedom presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by Andrew McIntosh, 6 January 2010


Parliamentary Assembly Report 12006 on the protection of “whistle-blowers” presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights by Pieter Omtzigt, 14 September 2009


Parliamentary Assembly Report 11683 on the indicators for media in democracy by Wolfgang Wodarg, 7 July 2008


Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(2007)15 on measures concerning media coverage of election campaigns, 7 November 2007


Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1577(2007) ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’, 4 October 2007


Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(2007)11 on promoting CoE freedom of expression and information in the new information and communications environment, 26 September 2007


Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection and promotion of investigative journalism, 26 September 2007


Parliamentary Assembly Report 11305 ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’ presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights by J. Bartumeu Cassany, 25 June 2007


Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1535(2007) on threats to the lives and freedom of expression of journalists, 25 January 2007


Parliamentary Assembly Report 11143 on threats to the lives and freedom of expression of journalists presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by  Andrew McIntosh, 23 January 2007


UN Security Council Resolution 1738(2006) on protection of civilians in armed conflicts, 23 December 2006


Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1510(2006) on freedom of expression and respect for religious beliefs, 28 June 2006


Parliamentary Assembly Report 10970 on freedom of expression and respect for  religious beliefs presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by S. Hurskainen, 24 June 2006


Parliamentary Assembly Report 10557 on media and terrorism presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by Josef Jařab, 20 May 2005


Parliamentary Assembly Report 10521 on freedom of the press and the working conditions of journalists in conflict zones, presented to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education by Josef Jařab, 26 April 2005


Committee of Ministers Declaration on freedom of expression and information in the media in the context of the fight against terrorism, 2 March 2005


Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(2003)13 to Member States on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings, 10 July 2003


Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(2000)7 on the right to journalists not to disclose their sources of information, 8 March 2000


Other resources Other resources
Blueprint for Free Speech: The Perugia Principles for journalists working with wistleblowers in the digital age, 2019

Kettemann, Matthias Conference Report: Internet Freedom: a constant factor of democratic security in Europe, 9 September 2016

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law Comparative Study on filtering, blocking and take-down of illegal content on the Internet, 20 December 2015

International News Safety Institute: Journalism Safety: threats to media workers and measures to protect them, 20 February 2014


Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom Policy Report: European Union competencies in respect of media pluralism and media freedom, 2013

UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity in Vienna: London Statement on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity by the global media community, 18 October 2012


Internews SpeakSafe: Media workers’ toolkit for safer online and mobile practices, 2012

48 Editors-in-Chief and Leading Journalists: European Charter on Freedom of the Press, 25 May 2009

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