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Experiences of persecution by frontline journalists across Europe analysed in new Council of Europe publication co-authored by CFOM’s William Horsley

The new book entitled “A Mission to inform: Journalists at risk speak out”, authored Prof. Marilyn Clark from the University of Malta and William Horsley, International Director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media, is based on first-hand in-depth interviews with 20 journalists from 18 Council of Europe member states, and narrates their experiences of persecution.

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Peace videography: visual tools for mediation and peace-building

The visual turn in the social sciences focusing on photography, film and video has led to a number of engagements with visual representations of violence. Yet, work on the visualization of peace is conspicuous mostly by its absence. Photographs (and other images) “reinforce the invisibility of some things” – peace, for example – “by overtly focusing on others” (Smith 2013: 14) – violence, for example; photographic discourses do pretty much the same thing. Images showing peaceful interaction do, of course, exist. They are, however, seldom acknowledged as images of peace. In consequence, the peace potentialities inherent in visual images are rarely appreciated.

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International Day for Universal Access to Information 2020: UNESCO Chair Jackie Harrison writes on media and information literacy as a means to safeguard journalism’s capacity to serve the public’s right to know

Focusing on the right to information in times of crisis, this year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) foregrounds the fact that access to reliable and trustworthy information has become a matter more urgent than ever due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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CFOM is partnering with UNESCO and ICFJ on a global survey mapping online violence against women journalists

The Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) is participating in a global research project examining the incidence and impacts of online violence against women journalists, and effective measures to combat the problem. The project is led by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and involves a consortium of scholars and researchers from around the world.

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