INSI news BY Cilla Benkö

Cilla Benkö: Promising steps to strengthen media freedom in Europe

INSI news BY Cilla Benkö

Journalism and society simply cannot afford silence

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Killing the Messenger 2020

INSI news BY Richard Tait

INSI remembers Chris Cramer 1948-2021

On September 16, for the first time ever, the European Commission presented a Recommendation to member states on strengthening the safety of journalists, both online and in everyday life. This is a step in the right direction, writes Cilla Benkö, Director-General and CEO of Swedish Radio.

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On International Women’s Day, INSI board member and CEO of Swedish Radio, Cilla Benkö, writes about the significant and disproportionate pressure women journalists face from online abuse and threats.

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At least 52 journalists died in 2020 doing their job or because of it, according to INSI's annual Killing the Messenger report. Compared with a pandemic that has killed some two million people in the same period, that figure may look relatively small. It isn't.

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Chris Cramer was honorary president of INSI for almost a decade, from 2003 to 2012. The following is a tribute from Richard Tait, INSI’s former treasurer and a founding member.

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Annual Report

2020


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Killing The Messenger

An analysis of news media casualties in 2020


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JOURNALISTS UNDER ATTACK

  • Africa
    • Congo

      Journalist and wife murdered after receiving threats from militia forces

    • Nigeria

      Radio presenter Titus Badejo brutally killed in Ibadan, Nigeria

    • Ethiopia

      Journalist shot and killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region

    • Mexico

      Reporter Jacinto Romero Flores killed in Veracruz, Mexico

    • Mexico

      Mexican journalist Ricardo López shot and killed in Sonora

    • Haiti

      Haitian journalist Diego Charles shot and killed in Port-au-Prince

    • India

      Indian journalist murdered, allegedly as revenge for an investigation which led to an officer's suspension

    • Syria

      Syria: Several Syrian journalists targeted, one killed

    • Afghanistan

      Danish Siddiqui, Reuters Photojournalist, killed in southern Kandahar province

    • Netherlands

      Dutch crime reporter dies nine days after shooting

    • Greece

      Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in ‘execution-style’ murder

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