This project aims at enhancing practical support mechanisms for journalists in Europe with particular regard to situations in which reporters’ editorial freedoms are threatened or violated. In particular, the project will develop:
- an international network of media lawyers providing support to journalists;
- tools for journalists facilitating their understanding of regulatory and legal parameters related to newsgathering, reporting and publishing activities;
- a comprehensive, interactive and publicly accessible database monitoring violations to press freedom, and information of country-specific laws, policies, and case law related to specific aspects of journalistic practices;
- cross-border networks between journalists by involving them in training activities. Moreover, the project will support new modes of journalism by awarding the best European investigative journalism initiative carried out online.