Criminal law policy in the field of protection of journalists: European experience

  • I.V. Kozych
Keywords: EU legislation, criminal law policy, violence, protection of journalists


In the article, the author pays attention to the study of the main trends of the legislation of the European Union regarding the prevention of offenses committed against journalists in the context of their implementation in domestic legislation. It was established that the protection of journalists was recognized as one of the basic priorities of the EU’s criminal law policy for 2022. Under current EU law, public authorities are required to protect freedom of expression and the safety of journalists by providing an appropriate legal environment, taking criminal offenses against journalists seriously, severely prosecuting those responsible for any attack, and ensuring proper investigation and follow-up, including the application of effective , proportionate and convincing sanctions.