Global Freedom of Expression

11 May

Protecting the Press: International Standards & Judicial Trends in Cases of Violence Against Journalists

  • 10:00am-11:00am ET (New York)
  • Online Event

Over the last year, GFoE has worked to expand its case law database with coordinated research related to violence against journalists, seeking to capture and highlight judicial trends around the world. Senior researchers studied and explored new judicial decisions, pinpointing those that upheld international human rights standards and held states accountable for their actions and their obligation to prevent, protect, and punish those crimes. 

To promote the findings of the project, we hosted a workshop series to train lawyers, journalists, and activists on regional jurisprudence, international human rights standards, and best practices. Each workshop in the series focused on a different region(s) from around the world and allowed speakers to share their perspectives on this issue and its impact on the future of democracy. 

To conclude the series, GFoE is organizing a virtual capstone event to present the final report of our findings and principal outcomes of our research. Invited panelists will comment on the report and provide their own insights on this ever-growing challenge. 

Please note the conversation will take place in English. 

Register here!

Welcome Remarks:

  • Catalina Botero, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression

Moderator & Presentation:

  • Ramiro Alvarez Ugarte, Senior Researcher, Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión (CELE)


  • Rachael Kay, Deputy Director, IFEX
  • Barbora Bukovská, Senior Director for Law and Policy, ARTICLE 19