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CFOM and the BBC co-host “unique” meeting of global news media to tackle rise in violence against journalists

More than forty media organisations sign “London Statement” demanding strong UN action to stop the killings of journalists. London Statement with signatures of global media representatives as received by the UN Freelancers organise to help each other. Stuart Hughes, BBC World Affairs Producer writes on the BBC’s College of Journalism blog Spotlight in print: eighty true[…]

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Making the Protection of Journalists a Reality

Making the Protection of Journalists a Reality: Time to End Impunity Journalism in danger: London Symposium on Journalists’ Safety probes the causes of anti-media violence and repression On 7 April the BBC and CFOM hosted a conference at the BBC’s Broadcasting House. In “Making the Protection of Journalists a Reality: Time to end Impunity” 60[…]

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International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Enforcing and Upgrading Legal Protections for Journalists 3 November 2014, Monday: European Court of Human Rights Building, Strasbourg, organised by the Council of Europe, CFOM, UNESCO and the European Lawyers Union. Marking the 2 November UN ‘International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’, this Seminar and Inter-Regional Dialogue addresses the urgent need to enforce[…]

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Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to End Impunity

London Event: Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to end impunity On 2 November 2015 the first major event to be held the UK to mark International day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists took place in the Houses of Parliament. Prominent journalists, international lawyers, NGOs and policy-makers focused on the realities of[…]

Reporters under threat: A discussion of when democracies attack the press

CFOM is hosting a panel talk based on Chris Paterson’s new book ‘Reporters under Threat:
A discussion of when democracies attack the press’ (Pluto Press) 17th November 2014, 5pm The panel will include: • Chris Paterson (School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, and is a former television news photographer) • Professor Jackie[…]

Symposium Opening Remarks by Peter Horrocks, Director, BBC Global News: ‘What strategy against violence and impunity?’

  BBC and CFOM Symposium ‘Making the Protection of Journalists a Reality: Time to end Impunity’, held on April 7 2014 at BBC Broadcasting House, London Opening remarks by Peter Horrocks, Director of BBC Global News: ‘What strategy against violence and impunity?’ Welcome to you all. I want first to thank you all for making[…]

CFOM to take part in ‘Freedom of Information Under Pressure’ conference in Vienna, 28 February and 1 March

CFOM is supporting the conference ‘Freedom of Information Under Pressure, Control – Crisis’ at the Vienna University of Technology on 28 February and 1 March 2014. The major gathering of media practitoners, academics and other experts will discuss issues arising from Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance by state intelligence and security agencies. Keynote speakers[…]