December 9th, 2012,
Journalists’ safety and impunity: the UN calls on journalists to help stop the killing of journalists
October 5th, 2011,
CFOM International Director William Horsley writes on BBC College of Journalism site.
April 6th, 2010,
What lies ahead for this endangered species: a slow death? a rapid death? a glorious future? or re-incarnation in new forms on the net?
Reporting barriers in East and West – subtle, obvious, sometimes fatal. How media freedom shapes politics everywhere
February 1st, 2010,
Spending ten days in East Asia prompts me to these thoughts about the variety of methods that governments and other powerful forces employ to stop journalists from reporting things they are determined to suppress. It’s the same the whole world over.
September 4th, 2009,
Amidst the talk of journalism’s decline, bankruptcy and loss of purpose, I sense a fightback. Journalism is rediscovering the serious role it must play in an open society. On the really big issues — war, the facts of history, and the biggest economic crash in living memory — journalists, it turns out, are necessary. Essential, [...]
May 26th, 2009,
The Daily Telegraph’s multiple scoop about British MPs expenses claims may not quite have the political explosive power of the Watergate or the Pentagon Papers stories. But it has led to what’s been nicely dubbed a very British revolution, which may or may not end up changing the basic machinery of British political life. That’s [...]
April 14th, 2009,
The spectre of a global economic crash may have motivated world leaders at the G20 summit in London to seek new rules to replace a postwar system that failed. What about the great information system built by the world’s traditional news media? That too enjoyed its long heyday in the same period, but now face [...]
February 2nd, 2009,
I am writing this in London just one day before the birth of CFOM – Britain’s first university-based Centre for Freedom of the Media. I await the day with excitement and some nervousness (London is lying under the heaviest snow for 18 years). What I do know is that the current age of uncertainty about [...]