Wanted: clear criteria for news organisations when dealing with hate speech and extremist content

By Chris Elliott, a Trustee of the Ethical Journalism Network and former Readers’ Editor of The Guardian There are clear signs that hate speech is on the increase, often turbo charged by social media. The London Bridge attacks in July triggered a big spike in hate crimes with a significant amount of them being attacks Read more about Wanted: clear criteria for news organisations when dealing with hate speech and extremist content[…]

Professor Jackie Harrison to deliver keynote speech on ‘Journalism Safety in the Context of Impunity’ in Oslo

Professor Jackie Harrison, chair and co-founder of CFOM, is going to deliver the keynote speech at the ‘Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict and Sensitive Issues’ conference, that will take place on November 2nd and 3rd in Oslo. The speech will focus on the topic of ‘Journalism Safety in the Context of Impunity: The increasing threat Read more about Professor Jackie Harrison to deliver keynote speech on ‘Journalism Safety in the Context of Impunity’ in Oslo[…]

International Journalism Week 2017

The Department of Journalism Studies and the Centre for Freedom of the Media  (CFOM) are delighted to announce that this year’s International Journalism Week (IJW) will be held on 6th– 10th November 2017 at the University of Sheffield. The theme this year is “Journalism in High Risk Environments” and we look forward to welcoming a Read more about International Journalism Week 2017[…]

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2nd November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’.  The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013. The need to focus on impunity relies not only on the worrying fact that over Read more about International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017[…]

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[…]

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[…]