On Thursday 25 June The EJN took part in a Twitter discussion, hosted by the OSCE, on the phenomenon related to female journalists’ safety – an issue that is also getting increasing attention on an international level. The discussion was run by Dunja Mijatovic, who is the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. (Read more on the EJN Storify page)
Matt Burgess, the man behind FOI Directory (and the former editor of Help Me Investigate Education) has launched a new weekly email newsletter providing regular updates on developments in Freedom of Information and transparency. (Read more on Online Journalism Blog)
International Press Institute and the Media Legal Defence Initiative
The 55-page manual, “Freedom of Expression, Media Law and Defamation,” summarises key principles of European jurisprudence on defamation and is intended to provide support to lawyers representing media practitioners who have been sued or charged with libel, while also helping journalists to understand their rights under international and European human rights mechanisms.