On 26 October, 2022, UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity, Professor Jackie Harrison, took part in a panel discussing trends in journalism safety at the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights. The panel consisted of Professor Harrison, Vincent Couronne, Professor at Université Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Tom Gibson from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Professor Harrison summarised the current trends in journalism safety, noting that while the number of killings of journalists has decreased, there have been growth in other targeted attacks, such as non-lethal physical violence, legal, digital and pscyho-social intimidation. Professor Harrison also spoke of the political contexts in which these attacks take place alongside suggesting recommendations for the European Parliament and other EU institutions to adopt.

More information can be found in the policy brief: ‘Safety of journalists and media freedom: trends in non-EU countries from a human rights perspective‘ that was written by Professor Harrison and CFOM Research Associate, Dr Sara Torsner and published by the European Parliament in June 2022.

The recorded live stream of the event can be found here.