New Application Report It! for Threats Against Journalists

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Screenshot | Report it!
Screenshot | Report it!

Screenshot | Report it!

September 20, 2020 – Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has launched a  new application Report it! campaign to create awareness and encourage everyone to get involved in documenting and reporting the many violations of journalists and media workers’ rights across Europe.

Such violations, abuses, and aggressions have become so common that they are almost accepted as “normal” and that is wrong, reports the Croatian Journalists’ Union. Through this campaign, the MFRR insists that such behavior should not be normalized or accepted as the price of journalistic work. Threats and violations of the rights of media workers are wrong and should not be tolerated. Instead, they should be reported.

The Media Freedom Mapping platform is a place to report every threat, including everything from physical attacks requiring hospital treatment, arrests, and detention, malicious legal actions, harassment and defamation campaigns, to attempted censorship, banning journalists from reporting or passing laws restricting media freedom.

All these violations need to be reported: All you need is an internet connection. By entering data, the MFRD team can offer direct support to affected media workers. It will also help us understand the threats to press and media freedom more clearly in Europe.

How to report it?

All you need to do is go to the website and fill out the form.

Since the beginning of 2020, the Mapping Media Freedom platform has received 241 reports from 30 countries, including attempts by Greek police to prevent journalists from talking to refugees and asylum seekers after the Moria campfire, attacks on journalists during anti-government protests in Sofia, denial of broadcasting licenses to independent media, such as Klubrádió in Hungary, or the online misogynistic harassment of female journalists in countries such as the United Kingdom, North Macedonia, and Belgium.

Each application ensures that journalists and media workers do not have to suffer in silence. To effectively support journalists across Europe, we need everyone’s help to ensure that every offense is reported to Mapping Media Freedom.

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