Professor Jackie Harrison to deliver keynote speech on ‘Journalism Safety in the Context of Impunity’ in Oslo

Professor Jackie Harrison, chair and co-founder of CFOM, is going to deliver the keynote speech at the ‘Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict and Sensitive Issues’ conference, that will take place on November 2nd and 3rd in Oslo. The speech will focus on the topic of ‘Journalism Safety in the Context of Impunity: The increasing threat Read more about Professor Jackie Harrison to deliver keynote speech on ‘Journalism Safety in the Context of Impunity’ in Oslo[…]

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2nd November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’.  The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013. The need to focus on impunity relies not only on the worrying fact that over Read more about International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017[…]

CFOM took part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Update on a previous post Professor Jackie Harrison, Chair of CFOM, participated in two key events related to the “Consultation on Strengthening the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity” in Geneva, last June. In her presentation at a Technical Meeting on 28 June, underlined how CFOM and academia Read more about CFOM took part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity[…]

The flawed role of the media in international justice and reconciliation in former Yugoslavia

Dejana Radisavljević is a PhD researcher on international criminal sentences, University of Sheffield School of Law; LL.M, University of Leicester School of Law; formerly Legal Assistant at The Hague and Arusha branches of the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.   In 1993 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY’) was established to Read more about The flawed role of the media in international justice and reconciliation in former Yugoslavia[…]

The Hungarian laboratory for limiting press and civic freedoms

András Dési is a freelance journalist and political analyst, and former Senior Editor & Reporter with NÉPSZABADSÁG   The Hungarian parliament recently adopted a new law forcing NGOs to register as ‘‘foreign-supported organization” if they receive more than 24,000 Euros from foreign donors per year. With this legislation the Hungarian government and the ruling right-wing Read more about The Hungarian laboratory for limiting press and civic freedoms[…]

CFOM to take part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

CFOM members, Jackie Harrison, William Horsley and Stef Pukallus will participate in the multi-stakeholder Consultation on Strengthening the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity in Geneva on 29 June 2017.  CFOM, as a partner of UNESCO in advancing the implementation of the UN Action Plan, was invited to Read more about CFOM to take part in consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity[…]

CFOM part of effort to include Journalism Safety in the Jakarta Declaration for World Press Freedom Day 2017

On an initiative by Silvia Chocarro, IFEX Global Advocacy Strategist and CFOM member, members of the JSRN network as well as other academics and civil society organisations, including Committee to Protect Journalists, presented a joint proposal to include an explicit reference to the role of academic institutions and research in the Jakarta Declaration. As a Read more about CFOM part of effort to include Journalism Safety in the Jakarta Declaration for World Press Freedom Day 2017[…]

Is balance out of date? A survival guide for journalism’

The open Internet age spells information overload and the demise of old media. The tenets of journalism –– balance and objectivity — risk being swept away too. Will new ways be found to hold power to account? Or are we heading back towards information fortresses? In some places it’s happening already. CFOM International Director, William Read more about Is balance out of date? A survival guide for journalism’[…]

How to build a methodology to measure the risk to journalists’ safety in the round?

Sara Torsner is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield researching the design of a Journalism Safety Trends tool with CFOM.  She is also assisting in the development of the recently established Journalism Safety Research Network.   It is increasingly understood that journalism safety is a multi-layered problem that must be addressed with reference Read more about How to build a methodology to measure the risk to journalists’ safety in the round?[…]

Journalism in Danger: We must engage journalism students with issues of safety and impunity

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Lada Price By Dr. Lada Trifonova Price, CFOM Curriculum Leader According to figures from UNESCO’s Division on Safety of Journalists and Impunity, 101 journalists were killed in the pursuit of a story in 2016, which on average constitutes one casualty every four days. This problem is widely recognised among Read more about Journalism in Danger: We must engage journalism students with issues of safety and impunity[…]