The Centre for Freedom of the Media is an international research centre which specialises in the critical examination of media freedom and standards addressing issues of threats to the former and the decline of the latter.
The Centre welcomes expressions of interest, proposals for collaboration or the pooling of knowledge from individual researchers, research groups and bodies in these areas.
The Initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law: A Joint Project of City University, London and The University of Sheffield
The initiative for an international framework to protect journalists from violence and counter impunity. The initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law was launched in 2010 by the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), University of Sheffield and the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism (CLJJ), City University, London.Read more
“Reporting Religion” is a research project jointly run by Prof. Jackie Harrison (Journalism Studies) and Dr James Crossley (Biblical Studies).Read more
The newest in a series of Reports by CFOM’s International Director William Horsley finds that the disturbing record of physical and legal attacks on media workers in many parts of Europe in the second half of 2012 spells severe challenge for the Council of Europe. ‘An effective programme of action is needed if the [...]Read more
This research theme has two parallel tracks. The first track examines different legal and policy regimes, different forms of regulation and codes of conduct and the concomitant risks of direct (and indirect) censorship; the failures and abuses of news media freedom and declining news standards; the difference between journalism and partisan journalism; investigative news [...]Read more
(CFOM Intern) Angela Martinez studied journalism at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. She has professional experience in both Spain and the United Kingdom as a journalist, columnist and freelance. She currently works at the Centre for Freedom of the Media researching the impact of the Arab Spring [...]Read more