Unesco new paper on safety of journalists covering protest

It examines the risk  over the last 5 years and provides a list of recommendations. It identified 125 instances in 65 countries

The latest UNESCO paper : Safety of journalists covering protests : preserving freedom of the press during times of turmoil, is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese.

This Issue Brief examines the risk to the safety of journalists covering protests over the last 5 years, from 1 January 2015 through 30 June 2020. It identified 125 instances of attacks on or arrests of journalists covering protests in 65 countries, as well as at least 10 killings of journalists reporting on protests (according to UNESCO’s Director-General).

The report provides a list of recommendations for States, multilateral bodies and civil society groups to curb attacks on the press and help ensure the free flow of news and information.

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