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[…]

Journalists’ Safety Research Network will increase research capacity and knowledge exchange among the community of journalism safety experts

Sara Torsner 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.   Journalistic safety has long been a relatively unexplored topic by academia, but as NORDICOM Professor Ulla Carlsson Read more about Journalists’ Safety Research Network will increase research capacity and knowledge exchange among the community of journalism safety experts[…]

Is balance out of date? A survival guide for journalism’

The open Internet age spells information overload and the demise of old media. The tenets of journalism –– balance and objectivity — risk being swept away too. Will new ways be found to hold power to account? Or are we heading back towards information fortresses? In some places it’s happening already. CFOM International Director, William Read more about Is balance out of date? A survival guide for journalism’[…]

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[…]

The inaugural conference on ‘Challenges to Media Freedom in the Commonwealth’: a boost for academic engagement with live issues of protecting press freedom and journalists’ safety

By Sara Torsner, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield who is researching the design of a Journalism Safety Trends tool with CFOM where she is also working with developing the recently established Journalism Safety Research Network.   Understanding the contexts in which journalists attempt to carry out their role of a democratic watchdog Read more about The inaugural conference on ‘Challenges to Media Freedom in the Commonwealth’: a boost for academic engagement with live issues of protecting press freedom and journalists’ safety[…]

THE CFOM LECTURE AND DEBATE 9 Nov 2016

CFOM Lecture by Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development Lecture and debate: ‘Your right to know relies on justice for journalists under attack’ Below is an overview of the CFOM annual lecture written by our International Director William Horsley. “Stand up for journalists, justice and the public’s right to know” Read more about THE CFOM LECTURE AND DEBATE 9 Nov 2016[…]

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[…]