Online platform www.safejournalists.net compiles data on the attacks on journalists in the Western Balkans.
This Online Platform is the key tool of the regional System of Early Warning and Prevention of attacks against journalists. It provides an accessible way to report violations (via “report violation” button) and to search through six regional centers’ databases of attacks (Sarajevo, Zagreb, Pristina, Skopje, Podgorica, Belgrade).
The System of Early Warning and Prevention has been developed by the Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety – a network of journalists’ associations and media trade unions in Western Balkan countries, established in January 2016.
Attacked journalists address the associations that are partners on the project, and their cases are added to the database only after verification. This makes the platform www.safejournalists.net a reliable source of information and a precise indicator of the state of safety of journalists in the region.