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CFOM Panel on “Seen and Unseen Barriers to Media Freedom” on 14 November during International Journalism Week 2019

The CFOM Panel session, moderated by CFOM International Director William Horsley, was flagged as an event marking International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The session was organised under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Media Freedom, Safety of Journalists and the Issue of impunity in the presence of the Chairholder, Professor Jackie Harrison, who heads the Department of Journalism Studies.

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International Journalism Week 2019 focuses on issues of impunity for crimes against journalists

Our eighth annual International Journalism Week, taking place from 11 to 15 November 2019, addresses issues related to media research and practice from a global perspective, focusing on media freedom, journalism safety, issues of impunity, propaganda and fact. The week provides journalism students with a wide range of expertise and insights from frontline journalists and acknowledged experts concerning seen and unseen threats to free, independent journalism today.

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On the International Day to End Impunity UNESCO Chair Jackie Harrison encourages academic scholars to engage with issues of journalism safety and impunity

Impunity for crimes against journalists raises concerns over serious failings of rule of law and justice within countries to the very forefront. In fact, under a regime of impunity journalists are no longer safeguarded by the application of constitutional provision or law enforcement and their safety becomes their own responsibility, a private concern to be undertaken without recourse to the provision by the state of personal security.

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Closer UNESCO Chair Collaboration

CFOM was fortunate enough to host the UNESCO Chair team Bernardo Diaz and Ruth de Frutos in Sheffield last week, marking a closer UNESCO Chair collaboration between the University of Malaga and the University of Sheffield.

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