"There are prompt and effective investigations of threats and crimes against journalists and new media actors. There is no climate of impunity."
DocumentCoE (Committee of Ministers): Recommendation Rec(2016)5 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on Internet Freedom , para. 2.3.6
- Necessary steps to give effect to human rights include a requirement to prevent, punish, investigate, or redress violations of human rights by non-state actors.
- States have a duty to investigate alleged rights violations.
- Members of the media have the right to security of the person.
- Safety and ability of journalists and other media actors to work in full freedom should be protected, with any harassment and violence, offline and online, promptly investigated and liability imposed.