Defending Journalism

‘Defending Journalism’, a new global study by International Media Support (IMS) analyses the efforts to safeguard journalists in seven countries where environments of conflict and instability challenge the ability of journalists to produce good, in-depth journalism.

Approximately 640 journalists have lost their lives in the last decade of which over 90 percent took place in countries with conflict or authoritarian regimes. IMS’ study ‘Defending Journalism’ aims to provide a mapping and greater understanding of what works – and what does not work when it comes to addressing the safety of journalists.

“Our study shows that the most effective responses to the safety of journalists are those born and led by a broad coalition of stakeholders that includes media, civil society, authorities where possible and international organisations,” Jesper Højberg, Executive Director of International Media Support (IMS) explains.