International News Safety Institute


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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8 December 2020

INSI members rise to the challenges of 2020

If, while reflecting over the year gone and next year’s challenges, you leaf through previous INSI annual reports as I just did, you won’t find even one painting a rosy picture of the state of journalists’ safety worldwide.

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2 December 2020

INSI AGM to be held Dec 8

The Annual General Meeting of the International News Safety Institute (INSI) will take place online this year on 8 December 2020.

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24 November 2020

"No, they don’t get it." Covering racial injustice - Dispatches from the newsroom

As part of INSI's commitment to protect journalists, we spoke to Black and ethnic minority journalists working in British newsrooms about the challenges they face covering racial injustice, while working in a media industry with an entrenched lack of diversity and representation at all levels.

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6 November 2020

Catching coronavirus in Nagorno-Karabakh

In October 2020, veteran Brazilian journalist Yan Boechat went to a war zone for the first time since the pandemic. With bombs shaking the streets and adrenaline pumping, masks and hand sanitiser couldn’t have been further from his mind. He tells INSI the story of what happened next.

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9 June 2020

Safely covering the pandemic

INSI is proud to support a new resource aimed at helping news organisations to cover the pandemic professionally and in a way that minimises risk.

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