Tools and Resources

As part of its direct service to the EU Delegations, Media4Democracy will provide materials and tools for advocacy, capacity building and to enhance knowledge of a wide range of issues linked to freedom of expression and implementing the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression.

Available materials

Protecting the Safety of Journalists, Protecting Freedom of Expression: A Handbook for EU Delegations

The Handbook provides practical information about threats to journalists, and examples of EU Delegation actions to respond to urgent threats to journalists. The Handbook also includes practical suggestions for longer-term efforts and programmes to enhance journalists’ security and, importantly, to fight the chronic impunity for violations and crimes against journalists. Download the document here:

Freedom of Expression Policy Essentials Webinar – Quick Guide for EU Delegations

The Webinar ‘Quick Guide’ for EU Delegations provides summary information on the central policies and EU priorities that form the foundation of the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. Download the document here:

Supporting Access to Information – A Practical Guide for EU Delegations

A comprehensive guide to support EU Delegations’ actions to strengthen access to information as a fundamental right and as vital to promoting participatory democracy, good governance, freedom of expression and other fundamental rights, and human development. Download the document here:

Other Advocacy Material

Delegations can request from Media4Democracy currently available materials as follows:

  • Information Notes for EU Delegations about European Media Literacy Week (EMLW) (March)
  • Information Notes for EU Delegations about World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) (3 May)
  • Information Notes and social media kit for EU Delegations about International Day on Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) (28 September)
  • Information Notes for EU Delegations about the International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI) (2 November)
  • A 2 minute multi-language advocacy animation Access to Information Changes People’s Lives
  • A WPFD Package for EU Delegations to raise awareness of freedom of expression and press freedom that includes background information, overviews on key issues, guides for possible activities and sources of additional information
  • #EU4Democracy and IDUAI 2017 material including the ‘‘EU4Democracy Package’’ providing support material to EU Delegations to implement the ‘‘EU4Democracy’’ 2017 campaign that ran from 15 September to 15 October 2017

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Best practices and case studies

Case studies of EU projects on Freedom of Expression and best practice guides on Freedom of Expression issues are being developed by Media4Democracy.

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EU Resources

Other documents and resources