Safety of Journalists: Media Responses to Matters of Life and Death
NEW: Can violence against journalists be called a Crime Against Humanity? In this newly-published Paper CFOM Co-director Prof Nicholas Tsagourias concludes that it can. And he outlines the ways in which such crimes can be prosecuted in national and international courts but also ways of combating impunity
CFOM and the BBC co-host “unique” meeting of global news media to tackle rise in violence against journalists. More than forty media organisations sign “London Statement” demanding strong UN action to stop the killings of journalists. Event summary, London statement, analysis, commentary, stories from the frontline.
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on journalist safety and proclaims 2 November as International Day to End Impunity
World Press Freedom Day 2013: Theme: Safe to Speak. International Conference in Costa Rica, CFOM takes part in World Press Freedom Day
Statement by public broadcasters: work of international reporting ‘impeded’ by violence and intimidation
Latest blog posts of CFOM’s International Director William Horsley. NEW Friday, 24 January 2014: Jailing of al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt highlights need for new defences
World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA): Related information on safety of journalists
UN Inter-Agency Meeting in Vienna (22-23 November 2012): Launch of UN Safety Plan, photo gallery, handover of London statement, media coverage
The Centre for Freedom of the Media researchs about issues related to media freedom through its MFP (Media Freedom Papers), a series of reports on the state of media liberty worldwide, violations against media freedom, legal impunity.
CFOM International Director writes for the Council of Europe : Mapping Report on efforts for journalists’ safety in Europe and gaps in implementation
Censorship by bullet: William Horsley and Professor Jackie Harrison on confronting a global tide of violence against journalists
2010-2011 Project: Impunity and the Rule of Law
The Initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law was a joint project of the Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield and the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City University, London. The Initiative hosted a London conference in June 2011 to help prepare for a UN Inter-agency meeting. On 23 November UNESCO finalised the United Nations’ Action Plan to combat violence against journalists and impunity for those crimes.