The Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism and the Safety of Journalists today published its annual report, “Hands off Press Freedom.”
The report, which analyzes media freedom violations reported to the platform in 2019, shows a growing pattern of intimidation to silence journalists in Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic has produced “a fresh assault on media freedom” in the region, the platform said today.
CPJ is a partner to the platform, which is made up of 14 leading international journalist and media organizations as well as freedom of expression advocacy groups.
The report can be read here.