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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Helsinki Research Conference – Media Freedom Network

Running alongside the World Press Freedom Day conference in Helsinki was the first World Press Freedom Day Research conference, organised in part by CFOM. The conference was attended by more than 50 academics from across the globe. The aim was to discuss and share research and ultimately to form a new academic research network that Read more about Helsinki Research Conference – Media Freedom Network[…]

What’s the point of World Press Freedom Day?

William Horsley, International Director of CFOM This year’s commemorations of World Press Freedom Day from May 2-4 in Helsinki attracted a record 1,100 press freedom activists, journalists, international officials and others. The event was practical and focused on seeking solutions to urgent threats and problems, including whistle-blower and source protection, the new frontiers of disinformation Read more about What’s the point of World Press Freedom Day?[…]