Guides, handbooks and tool-kits released by institutions and NGOs, providing journalists and activists with useful background informations, summaries and advice

Manual on Hate Speech

A manual by the Council of Europe on the legal instruments, political initiatives, and case-law concerning hate speech in Europe during the last decades, with a special focus on the activity of the European Court of Human Rights

read more Hate speech Freedom of expression

Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights

A handbook to assist judges, prosecutors, lawyers and human rights’ defenders in ensuring that all cases involving freedom of expression (FoE) are handled in conformity with states’ obligations under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as developed by the Strasbourg Court

read more European Court of Human Rights Freedom of expression Access to information Human rights Digital rights Legal protection Media Law Hate speech Privacy Surveillance Whistleblowing

Terrorism and the Media: a handbook for journalists

A report by UNESCO examines the challenges of balanced reporting on the volatile and emotionally charged subject of terrorism

read more Ethics of journalism Worldwide Media freedom

Peace journalism handbook

Bianet released a handbook on Peace-Journalism, proposing a professional model that is human rights-oriented, fair instead than “objective” and infused with feminist theory

read more Ethics of journalism Access to information Gender in media Human rights War reporting

Safety Guide for Journalists - A handbook for reporters in high-risk environments

A survival kit that every investigative journalist should keep in pocket and in mind, provided by UNESCO and Reporter Without Borders on the basis of real experiences

read more Digital safety Investigative journalism Professional journalism Safety of journalists War reporting

Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

The ninth edition of UNESCO publications series on Internet Freedom is dedicated to the crucial relationship between investigative journalism and source protection

read more Digital safety Investigative journalism Legal protection Privacy Surveillance Whistleblowing

Journalist Guide – Covering the News in a Dangerous and Changing World

The Guide provides information and proposals to journalists reporting stories in potentially harmful environments or about critical issues

read more Safety of journalists Worldwide Professional journalism Investigative journalism

Media Freedom on the Internet: An OSCE Guidebook

The Guidebook deals with the legal issues concerning Internet freedom and blocking policies of OSCE memberstates

read more Media Law Censorship OSCE Member States

The Dark Web - Guidance for Journalists

The guide explains which advantages the use of the "dark web" offers to journalists

read more Encryption Digital safety Surveillance