Safety and Independence of Journalism: Media freedom webinar


IPI: Addressing physical and digital attacks on journalists and media professionals as well as the deteriorating environment for independent journalism

An event organized by the International Press Institute in collaboration with Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Embassy of Canada in Austria, British Embassy in Austria, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)/Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media.

The webinar addressed both physical and digital threats and attacks on journalists and media workers and the deteriorating working conditions of journalists while identifying opportunities to help reverse these trends. In some cases, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges and the parallel ‘infodemic’, or rapid spread of disinformation, underscores the key role of free media systems in democratic societies, and the risks to media pluralism that are associated with a state of emergency and restrictions to freedom of expression. The webinar is aimed at promoting media development and freedom of expression in line with international human rights standards and OSCE principles and commitments.

Here the link to the event's page of IPI.