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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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New report shows that UNESCO designations lead the way on sustainable development and create value for communities across the UK

New research on the National Value of UNESCO to the United Kingdom by the UK National Commission for UNESCO (released on 25 June 2020) shows that UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value. It is estimated that UNESCO projects in the UK generate an estimated £151 million of financial benefit to local communities each year and help bring them together to protect and conserve some of the most important places across the country.

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