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Below you can find a curated selection of key resources from the entire resource centre. We update this page regularly to feature resources we believe are most relevant to the community.
The Guidelines outline a set of duties, responsibilities and roles for States, digital platforms, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, media, academia, the technical community and other stakeholders to enable the environment where freedom of expression and information are in the core of digital platforms governance processes.
The Guidelines were produced through a multi-stakeholder consultation that gathered more than 10,000 comments from 134 countries. These global-scale consultations fostered inclusive participation, ensuring a diversity of voices to be heard, including those from groups in situation of marginalization and vulnerability.
The Guidelines are available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.
The 2023 SDG16 Data Initiative report, published at the mid-point of the 2030 Agenda, presents an outlook on the situation for SDG16 according to the non-official data and with the latest evidence, outlines the main challenges ahead and makes recommendations not only on improving data collection, coverage and quality, but also on stepping up efforts to achieve SDG16 by 2030.
Launch of the SDG16 Data Initiative Global Report '23: A “Bold New Agenda” is falling short: the perils and promises of SDG16’. - 13 December 2023
Edited by Daniel O’Maley, Waqas Naeem, and Courtney C. Radsch
In bringing together diverse voices and perspectives, this report is both a microscope and a telescope—offering detailed examinations of specific issues while also zooming out to consider their broader implications for the sustainability of journalism and news media in the digital and AI era. Through the lens of data, access, and transparency, we encounter a complex, interwoven narrative requiring not only attention but also action. As we move through a time marked by rapid tech advancements and shifting political landscapes, these key issues transition from being trendy topics to critical building blocks that can either support or weaken the future of media.
A diverse coalition of organizations representing civil society, media, and journalism has coorganised this 'Briefing Breakfast' on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) at the European Parliament. You can check the outcomes of our discussion and our proposed recommendations here.

Online Research Guide (2023)

Henk van Ess - Global Investiative Journalism Network

The Online Research Guide by Henk van Ess is the third and final guide released by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) in concert with the GIJC conference, along with Investigating War Crimes and Investigating Digital Threats. The guide offers tips on how to search the biggest social media platforms and includes chapters on facial recognition search and online verification.
The report covers Meta’s human rights progress, actions and insights during calendar year 2022. It includes:
  • key findings of a foundational program tool, our comprehensive salient risk assessment;
  • detailed updates on prior due diligence; and
  • insights from country, crisis, language, and stakeholder engagement work.
Meta has committed to report actions and insights annually in the Meta human rights policy. Doing so helps Meta “know and show” its human rights risks, in the spirit of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The inaugural report was released in 2022.