Study on putting in practice by Member States of the recommendation on the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists.

Client: European Commission (DG CONNECT)

Duration: 2023

Consortium: Intellera (lead), PwC, Open Evidence

Geographical Coverage: EU 27

Methodology: Literature review, desk research, interviews, survey, case studies, focus groups, workshops.

Abstract: In September 2021, the Commission adopted a Recommendation to strengthen the safety of journalists and other media professionals. The objective of the study is to support the Commission’s 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 and to propose a coherent monitoring and reporting system to Member States. 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