International News Safety Institute


31 January 2022

Killing the Messenger 2021

Mexico tops the list again in INSI's annual report of media casualties,

Killing the Messenger 2021.

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23 December 2021

On the road in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

An experienced freelance photojournalist known as Juan Carlos spoke to INSI about his three-month stint in Afghanistan, his many trips across the country, and the time when a car ashtray saved his pictures and, possibly, his life.

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6 December 2021

INSI members’ co-operation goes from strength to strength in 2021

INSI's Annual Report for 2021 has arrived. Download it now.

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29 November 2021

INSI AGM to be held online on Dec 6

The Annual General Meeting of the International News Safety Institute (INSI) will take place online on 6 December 2021, at 1pm

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19 November 2021

INSI's Know Your Rights Guide: legal recourse against online harassment

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.

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2 November 2021

It is toxic for society when crime goes unpunished

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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17 September 2021

Cilla Benkö: Promising steps to strengthen media freedom in Europe

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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8 March 2021

Journalism and society simply cannot afford silence

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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16 February 2021

Killing the Messenger 2020

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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18 January 2021

INSI remembers Chris Cramer 1948-2021

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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