New study on the safety of journalists

In September 2021, the Commission adopted a Recommendation to strengthen the safety of journalists and other media professionals.

Open Evidence, together with Intellera (lead) and PwC, will conduct a study to support the European Commission (DG CONNECT) in the monitoring and evaluation of the application by Member States of the Recommendation on ensuring the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists and other media professionals. The study will provide a quantitative and qualitative assessment of Member States’ actions between October 2021 and December 2022 to apply the Recommendation and will develop a monitoring and evaluation methodology for measuring and assessing Member States’ application of the Recommendation.

The study will run for five months and the tasks include literature review, desk research in the EU 27, interviews, surveys, case studies, focus groups, a workshop and the development of a monitoring framework.