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Recommendation on the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists

The Recommendation on the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists is part of the Commission's work to support media freedom and pluralism in the EU.

The EU is considered one of the safest places for journalists. Yet, the number of threats and attacks against them has increased in past years, with the most tragic cases being assassinations of journalists. Intimidation and pressure are damaging the environment in which journalists work. Europe needs to better protect journalists.

Adopted in September 2021, the Recommendation on the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists will help strengthen media freedom and media pluralism in the EU. It aims to ensure safer working conditions for all media professionals, free from fear and intimidation, whether online or offline. It sets out concrete actions for Member States to take, with a particular attention to female journalists.

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Recommendation on ensuring the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists and other media professionals in the European Union
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