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Basic Texts Related to the Safety of Journalists


A list of texts, declarations, decisions, resolutions and conventions related to human rights and the safety of journalists

1. International Human Rights Laws

2. UNESCO Resolutions, Decisions, and Declarations on Safety of Journalists

3. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Process (including UNESCO's Contribution)

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4. Regional Instruments of Human Rights Laws

5. Humanitarian Laws

6. Other Measures Specific to the Safety of Journalists

7. Statements by Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society

  • The London Statement by members of the global media community on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, October 2012
  • Recommendations of the Warsaw International Conference on the Safety of Journalists, 23-24 April 2013
  • Global Safety Principles and Practices, a set of international safety standards for freelance reporters on dangerous assignments, signed by a coalition of major news companies and journalism organizations, 12 February 2015
  • International Declaration on the Protection of Journalists, by the International Press Institute, International News Safety Institute, Africa Media Iniative, and the Al Jazeera Media Network, 25 September 2015 

8. National Statements and Declarations resulted of National Consultations on the UN Plan of Action