Reporters Without Borders counts around 40 attacks on journalists in Germany in 2023. Saxony and Bavaria are therefore the most dangerous regions for journalists.

A new aggressive phenomenon is tractor blockades against German media companies. Reporting around conspiracy ideology or right-wing extremist gatherings was once again particularly hostile to the press. The most common ways in which journalists were mistreated were kicks and punches or hits with objects such as torches or drumsticks. and sand and stones or, in one case, smeared with feces.