Free Press Unlimited today publishes 5 safety reports on the year 2020 that highlight quality Civil Society efforts to monitor infringements on the safety of journalists and public access to information, an explicit target of the UN development agenda for peaceful inclusive societies. These new researches into Sustainable Development Goal 16.10 show that Civil Society data and expertise on the safety of journalists are neglected by UN member states.

Free Press Unlimited and partners call on UN Member States to improve their cooperation with civil society and to retract laws and abandon practices that impede the work of journalists or restrict freedom of expression. Producing statements is not enough, we call on Member States and UN bodies to prevent, protect and prosecute all violence against journalists and to provide access to information.