Call for action to ensure safety of journalists in conflict zones

Panel discussion during the Third Forum on Journalism in impressum, Lusane. © EFJ / Ricardo Gutierrez

Panel discussion during the Third Forum on Journalism in impressum, Lusane. © EFJ / Ricardo Gutierrez

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Swiss professional association of journalists Impressum, Amnesty International, the University of Fribourg, Reporters Without Borders and Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) adopted a joint resolution at the end of the third Forum on the journalism this Sept. 24 in Lausanne.

The resolution calls:

  • Publishers to provide sufficient human and material resources to journalists to ensure the freedom of the press;

  • Governments to ensure the protection of journalists’ sources;

  • The Swiss government to launch the necessary consultations with the international community to develop an international mechanism for the protection of journalists in conflict zones (including investigations to end impunity);

  • the Swiss government to consider direct aid to the press;

  • States to adopt legislation that contributes to data protection facing mass surveillance.

You can read the full text of the resolution (in French).

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