Wanted! Real action for media freedom in Europe

Annual report 2021 by the partner organisations to the Council of Europe 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 this 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).1

■ The report draws on the alerts raised on the Platform and related evidence to highlight key areas of law, policy and practice where partner organisa- tions consider that actions are urgently required. We also acknowledge 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).

The 14 partner organisations participating in the work of the Platform have jointly written this annual report. The various sections have been contributed by different organisations. Each partner organisation reserves the right to make its own assessment of any issue or case.

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