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IAMCR 2020: CFOM presents research examining the relationship between the safety of journalists and media and information literacy

As part of the Journalism Safety Research Network (JSRN) initiative, the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) and UNESCO joined forces to present research related to the issue of the safety of journalists and media and information literacy at the 2020 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) online conference which started on 13 July.

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Research study “Legal systems: friend or foe for the safety of journalists”: advancing the holistic approach and proposing a new tool to explore the role of law in safeguarding journalism

It is often suggested that the holistic approach to the safety of journalists, which presupposes engagement on three different levels: physical, mental and digital (see for example: An Attack on One is an Attack on All (IPDC, 2017), can advance a safe environment for journalists and the media. Despite the unquestionable relevance of this approach and its profound importance in countering the various threats journalists face in their work, it fails to incorporate the salient role of legislation and state institutions in shaping the safety landscape.

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2020 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships: application round now open!

Are you a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by a Commonwealth country and would like to pursue a PhD here with us at the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) as part of the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield? It is time to apply for the 2020 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships round!

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