Safety of journalists and fighting corruption in the EU

15-09-2020 - 10:12 LIBE
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States must ensure a safe and favourable environment for journalists to perform their public watchdog function. Journalists face a growing range of threats, including violence, harassment, and restrictions on media freedom and access to information in the context of Covid-19 measures. This study examines the overall effect of crimes and threats against journalists and explores various regulatory and other measures to counter them.