Partnerships

  • Advice on Promoting More Effective Investigations into Abuses Against Journalists

    Launch of the Fourth Report by the High Level Panel 
of Legal Experts on Media Freedom
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    The report concludes with three major recommendations to the signatories to the Global Pledge on Media Freedom, and other key governments, to strengthen investigations into attacks on journalists, address the issue of impunity and progress towards accountability, including the creation of a standing international Investigative Task Force.

  • Report on Providing Safe Refuge to Journalists at Risk

    Launch of the Third Report by the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media FreedomBack to homepage.
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    The report recommends to members of the Media Freedom Coalition and partner States committed to the protection and promotion of media freedom: (i) the introduction of a new emergency visa for journalists at risk; and (ii) the implementation of a number of essential adjustments to the existing framework for safe relocation.

  • A Pressing Concern: Protecting and Promoting Press Freedom by Strengthening Consular Support to Journalists at Risk

    Launch of the Second Report by the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media FreedomBack to homepage
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    This report examines the existing State approaches respecting consular assistance for journalists at risk abroad, and proposes a new paradigm of justice and accountability organised around four recommendations:

    • First, that consular protection by the Home State (where the journalist normally resides) is not a matter of discretion, but of legal obligation;
    • Second, that the Host State (where the journalist is reporting) has responsibilities both to the Home State and to the journalist at risk;
    • Third, that the rights of the journalist at risk are often marginalised or ignored, at the expense of consular protection;
    • Finally, that the international community is not a bystander community, but a protective one.
  • Report on the Use of Targeted Sanctions to Protect Journalists

    Launch of the First Report by the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media FreedomBack to homepage.
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    The report examines current challenges faced by journalists around the world and recommends the consistent use of targeted sanctions as a tool to enforce compliance with international human rights law, including the right to a free press. The report contains an in-depth analysis of the existing systems for targeted sanctions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the European Union and concludes with eleven recommendations for designing and implementing global human rights sanctions regimes to better protect journalists around the world.