Author: Sara Torsner

European ministers conference put spotlight on “autocrats” and opponents of media freedom

The June 10-11 ministerial conference on Media and Democracy co-hosted by Cyprus and the Council of Europe shone a rare spotlight on the actions of European governments accused of persecuting journalists and  ‘state capture’ of media. Last Friday the Ministers issued four political resolutions and a Final Declaration and approved a “roadmap” for the 47 member states aimed at reversing the general decline in media freedom, through intense political efforts to ensure that  states implement their obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom and Journalism Safety co-organises 6th WPFD Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists

The UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity, held by Professor Jackie Harrison, joins UNESCO, the University of Nambia and OsloMet in the organising committee of the 6th Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists held during the 2021 World Press Freedom Day celebrations.

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