Analysis of 2012 attacks on the press spells fresh challenge for Europe’s human rights watchdog

January 2nd, 2013

 

The newest in a series of Reports by CFOM’s International Director William Horsley finds that the disturbing record of physical and legal attacks on media workers in many parts of Europe in the second half of 2012 spells severe challenge for the Council of Europe.  ‘An effective programme of action is needed if the Council of Europe is to reverse the trend towards the stifling of genuinely free and independent media in significant parts of Europe’, he concludes.

Read here the full Update Report on the State of Media Freedom in Europe, written for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Rapporteur Mats Johansson, Sweden)

William Horsley has been active as the International Director of CFOM since 2008, and as the Media Freedom Representative of the Association of European Journalists since 2007.