CFOM took part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Update on a previous post Professor Jackie Harrison, Chair of CFOM, participated in two key events related to the “Consultation on Strengthening the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity” in Geneva, last June. In her presentation at a Technical Meeting on 28 June, underlined how CFOM and academia Read more about CFOM took part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity[…]

CFOM to take part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

CFOM members, Jackie Harrison, William Horsley and Stef Pukallus will participate in the multi-stakeholder Consultation on Strengthening the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity in Geneva on 29 June 2017.  CFOM, as a partner of UNESCO in advancing the implementation of the UN Action Plan, was invited to Read more about CFOM to take part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity[…]

CFOM part of effort to include Journalism Safety in the Jakarta Declaration for World Press Freedom Day 2017

On an initiative by Silvia Chocarro, IFEX Global Advocacy Strategist and CFOM member, members of the JSRN network as well as other academics and civil society organisations, including Committee to Protect Journalists, presented a joint proposal to include an explicit reference to the role of academic institutions and research in the Jakarta Declaration. As a Read more about CFOM part of effort to include Journalism Safety in the Jakarta Declaration for World Press Freedom Day 2017[…]

UNESCO 2017 World Press Freedom Day conference heralds more academic input to international work on journalists’ safety

By Sara Torsner. Sara is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield researching the design of a Journalism Safety Trends tool with CFOM.  She is also assisting in the development of the recently established Journalism Safety Research Network. At the 2017 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Jakarta on May 1-4, close attention was Read more about UNESCO 2017 World Press Freedom Day conference heralds more academic input to international work on journalists’ safety[…]

JSRN Hub Launch

At a UNESCO research conference on the safety of journalists during the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki, Finland on 3 and 4 May 2016, UNESCO declared ‘that the Safety of Journalists paved the way for academic research cooperation’. To advance such cooperation the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), University of Sheffield, Read more about JSRN Hub Launch[…]

CFOM Annual Lectures so far

In anticipation of 2016’s annual lecture from Guy Berger, here are details of all the previous CFOM annual lectures.   In 2015 we hosted a Question Time style event called Journalism in Danger.  The panelists were, Ellen Manning, Former Chief Reporter for Press Association, Emma Beals, Freelance journalist, Simon Marr, BBC Director of Safety, Security & Read more about CFOM Annual Lectures so far[…]

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[…]

International Day to End Impunity 2016 – UNESCO Director General’s Report

UNESCO has today released key findings from its Director General’s Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity, focussed on the years 2014-2015. The report shows that the year 2015 had the second highest number of journalist’s killed in the past ten years. Measured by the total number of journalists killed doing Read more about International Day to End Impunity 2016 – UNESCO Director General’s Report[…]

CFOM Annual Lecture 2016

To mark the International Day to End Impunity, the Centre for Freedom of Media will host a special event focused on justice for victims of crimes against journalists for students and staff, during our International Journalism Week on Wednesday, 9th November. Guy Berger, Director of the Freedom of Expression and Media Development Division of UNESCO, will Read more about CFOM Annual Lecture 2016[…]

Academics urged to study safety of journalists

Originally published here. Republished with permission.  A group of 40 researchers took part in a UNESCO workshop held this week at the 2016 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research at the University of Leicester, UK. The occasion also served to publicise a new network for sharing knowledge projects about the safety Read more about Academics urged to study safety of journalists[…]