11th February 2016
By Stefanie Chernow

UNESCO: Standing up for the Safety of Media Professionals

conference on press safety in Paris on 5 February 2016 - “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals”After the UNESCO conference on press safety in Paris on 5 February 2016 – “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals” – the best 40 ideas raised by participants were collated by UNESCO.

You can download the 40 ideas on how to improve press safety from UNESCO’s website, as well as read UNESCO’s report and press release on the event here.

Almost 300 media leaders and representatives of UN Member States, including Tom Law from the EJN, gathered to share good newsroom practices and how to improve the safety of media professionals and end impunity for those who commit crimes against journalists.

The Ethical Journalism Network collated the best social media coverage from the event’s sessions on our storify profile. You can find them below:


UNESCO International Conference: ‘News organizations standing up for the safety of media professionals’

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What are the main challenges for the safety of journalists worldwide

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What are the responses of the media industry to safety threats?

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Good newsroom practices to protect journalists

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Ending Impunity Together – national campaigns to fight impunity

[View the story “UNESCO event: Ending Impunity Together – national campaigns to fight impunity” on Storify]

Protection of journalists – the way forward

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