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Council of Europe Adopts Protection Guidelines for Journalists

14 April 2016

The Council of Europe has today adopted a set of guidelines aimed at ensuring the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists in its 47 member states.

The Committee of Ministers, the organisation's decision making body, adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)4 on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors encouraging member states to review their national legislation and practice concerning media freedom to make sure they are in conformity with the European Convention of Human Rights.