Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejcinovic Buric is pictured in Moscow, Russia, on October 19, 2020. The Council's journalist safety platform has highlighted deteriorating press freedom in EU member states. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)

Council of Europe journalist safety platform warns of backsliding press freedom

The Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism and the Safety of Journalists today published its annual report, “Wanted! Real Action for Media Freedom in Europe.”

The report calls on the Council of Europe and its member states to show political will to address deteriorating press freedom in the region, based on an overview of media freedom violations reported to the platform in 2020.

CPJ is a partner to the platform, which is made up of 14 leading international journalism and media organizations, as well as freedom of expression advocacy groups.

The report can be read here.