Journalism in Danger: We must engage journalism students with issues of safety and impunity

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Lada Price By Dr. Lada Trifonova Price, CFOM Curriculum Leader According to figures from UNESCO’s Division on Safety of Journalists and Impunity, 101 journalists were killed in the pursuit of a story in 2016, which on average constitutes one casualty every four days. This problem is widely recognised among Read more about Journalism in Danger: We must engage journalism students with issues of safety and impunity[…]

Propaganda Here and Now

By Professor Piers Robinson Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism Department of Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield The current ‘fake news’ crisis has brought to the forefront of debate questions regarding the manipulation of information and the role of deception as a political strategy. One strand of this debate has focused Read more about Propaganda Here and Now[…]

How the UNESCO IPDC programme contributes to making journalism safer

By Silvia Chocarro, PhD, senior consultant on freedom of expression* In the last ten years (2006-2015), 827 journalists, media workers and social media producers have been killed worldwide, according to the latest UNESCO Director-General’s report on The Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity. Many more have been kidnapped, disappeared, imprisoned or threatened. There Read more about How the UNESCO IPDC programme contributes to making journalism safer[…]

International Journalism Week 2016

7th-11th November 2016 Programme: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/ijw16/programme This November the Department of Journalism Studies once again hosts International Journalism Week: a unique forum offering students and staff in five days of debate and networking on the issues that connect journalism educators, researchers and practitioners around the globe.  This is our sixth series of talks, events and workshops related Read more about International Journalism Week 2016[…]

Strasbourg court ruling restricts journalists’ coverage of street protests

  By Dirk Voorhoof * Recently, the Council of Europe Task Force for Freedom of Expression and Media published a book under the title “Journalism at risk. Threats, challenges and perspectives”. Since a Grand Chamber judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 20 October 2015, a new threat for journalistic freedom has obviously emerged, that Read more about Strasbourg court ruling restricts journalists’ coverage of street protests[…]

Freedom of Expression on the Internet: international event in Strasbourg, 13-14 October 2015

  Source: Council of Europe The Council of Europe is organising an international conference on “Freedom of Expression: still a precondition for democracy?” on 13-14 October 2015, in Strasbourg. The conference will be webcast. The event, focused on the freedom of expression on the internet, will discuss three key topics: The democratic rules when more Read more about Freedom of Expression on the Internet: international event in Strasbourg, 13-14 October 2015[…]

International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, October 9-10 2015 in Costa Rica

Source: UNESCO International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists UNESCO partners with Inter-American System of Human Rights for Impunity conference to take place on 9-10 October 2015 in San José, Costa Rica. Actors from the judicial and legal communities will take part in this event as an advance commemoration of the International Day to Read more about International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, October 9-10 2015 in Costa Rica[…]

Council of Europe chief condemns murder of Azerbaijani journalist

  Source: Council of Europe The Secretary General of the Council of Europe issued the following statement today: “I am shocked by the murder of Rasim Aliyev, Chairman of the Institute for Reporters Safety and Freedom (*). It is a very worrying sign that the safety of journalists in the country is deteriorating further. I Read more about Council of Europe chief condemns murder of Azerbaijani journalist[…]

FOI reveals how BBC staff resisted being government ‘pawns’

By Tony Harcup The BBC is never too far away from its next crisis, it seems, but 30 years ago this week the UK’s publicly-funded broadcaster was embroiled in a censorship row with the government of Margaret Thatcher that threatened to “destroy the corporation”. That, at least, was the view of the man then in Read more about FOI reveals how BBC staff resisted being government ‘pawns’[…]

UN Security Council adopts Resolution on protection of journalists as civilians

Source: United  Nations In All-Day Debate, Security Council Voices Alarm at Growing Threats to Journalists, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2222 (2015) 7450th Meeting (AM & PM)   Strongly condemning impunity for attacks on journalists, which had greatly increased globally, the Security Council, during an all-day open debate today, called on parties to conflict and all Member Read more about UN Security Council adopts Resolution on protection of journalists as civilians[…]