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INSI launches Know Your Rights Guide for journalists

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It is toxic for society when crime goes unpunished

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

INSI have partnered with UNESCO and TrustLaw, part of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), to create a practical guide to give journalists the legal tools they need to deal with online harassment. The Know Your Rights (KYR) guide is a legal manual for journalists worldwide to use, launched at the TRF Trust Conference 2021.

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In nine cases out of ten, around the world, a person who kills a journalist is not punished. In Sweden, many journalists lack confidence in the capacity of the legal system to deal with hate and threats targeting them. When crime goes unpunished, serious boundaries of thought are shifted.

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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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INSI's Know Your Rights Guide

2021


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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 his 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

    • Mexico

      Mexican media worker Saúl Tijerina killed in Ciudad Acuña

    • Pakistan

      TV reporter Shahid Zehri killed in targeted explosion

    • 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

    • 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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