World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Independent journalism is in peril, faced with the erosion of business models, increasing crackdowns on press freedom, and ongoing threats against the safety of journalists. The global community must act swiftly to protect and promote press freedom and public access to free, independent, and pluralistic news media. In order to effectively respond to these urgent challenges, we must first understand them.
The World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series analyses trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence, and the safety of journalists. The Global Report, published every four years since 2014, provides a macro-level perspective that informs UNESCO Member States, international organizations, civil society groups, academia, and individuals seeking to understand the changing global media landscape. Issue briefs and other publications in the World Trends Report series offer additional insights into new and evolving challenges in the field of freedom of expression and media development.
Global Report 2021/2022
UNESCO's World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Global Report 2021/2022, analyses the state of media freedom, pluralism, independence, and safety of journalists over the past five years.
The Issue Brief examines the relationship between journalism and whistleblowers as mutually beneficial and an important tool to protect human rights, fight corruption, and strengthen democracy.
This issue brief which explores both aspects of trauma reporting, highlighting challenges and good practices in covering traumatic events and in preserving the psychosocial safety of the media workers who report on them.
How can policymakers best respond to the severe financial crisis that threatens the supply of independent journalism and compounds the erosion of press freedom globally? This issue brief explores policy options for supporting media viability.
Find the key figures, trends, and challenges facing free, independent, and pluralistic media worldwide in the Highlights of the Global Report.
Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
This World Trends Report Insights discussion paper presents key findings and analysis of a broad range of contemporary challenges to the safety of journalists. Released on the International Day to End Impunity in November 2021, this discussion paper was a precursor to a chapter of the Global Report 2021/2022.
Issue Briefs - World Trends Report
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