Report and Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists
In 2020, extraordinary damage was inflicted on the practice of free and independent journalism. Major areas and issues of concern are highlighted in the annual report by the partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Platform to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists (the Platform).
The report draws on the alerts raised on the Platform and related evidence to highlight key areas of law, policy and practice where partner organisations consider that actions are urgently required. It also acknowledges the adoption of good practices and constructive reforms by states that promote effective protection and redress for violations under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5, the Convention).