For the first time, the United Nations Human Rights Council's biannual resolution on journalist safety urges all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists and to protect the rights of reporters to use digital encryption and anonymity tools.
Resources for Press Freedom
Based on 86 in-depth interviews with journalists, editors and media owners, this Human Rights Watch report documents the hostile environment in which journalists work in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia
As part of events marking the International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists, UNESCO and WAN-IFRA published an excerpt from their global study on the protection of journalism sources in the digital age.
New security information sharing, training, insurance and communications initiatives also launched.
Rubén Espinosa is the fourth Mexican journalist murdered this year. But six weeks after his killing, it is the details of his story rather than his place in the sequence of murdered colleagues that make his case especially haunting.
Masked gunmen killed 12 people at the Paris offices of a French satirical newspaper on Wednesday. Two days later, police responded to hostage situations involving the two suspects and an alleged accomplice, killing all three. A fourth suspect remains at large. Below are tip sheets and other resources for journalists covering this evolving story.
Steve Coll leads a panel featuring David Rohde, Rukmini Callimachi, Phil Balboni, Nicole Tung and Joel Simon on the current risks, rewards, and inner workings of conflict reporting in the aftermath of the tragic murders of reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff.