UNESCO 2017 World Press Freedom Day conference heralds more academic input to international work on journalists’ safety

By Sara Torsner. Sara 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. At the 2017 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Jakarta on May 1-4, close attention was Read more about UNESCO 2017 World Press Freedom Day conference heralds more academic input to international work on journalists’ safety[…]

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?[…]

The dispute over digital terrestrial television licensing in Greece: curiouser and curiouser

By Dr. Irini Katsirea Reader in International Media Law, Centre for Freedom of the Media, Department of Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield This Think Piece is a shorter version of an article that is forthcoming in the International Journal of Digital Television Since launching 25 years ago, private television stations in Greece Read more about The dispute over digital terrestrial television licensing in Greece: curiouser and curiouser[…]

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[…]

Time for a New Commonwealth Initiative on Media Freedom

By William Horsley, CFOM International Director This article written by William Horsley and David Page, was published by the ‘Round Table’, the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, on 3 November. In it the authors make the case for new and robust forms of engagement by the 52-nation Commonwealth to protect media freedom in order to make Read more about Time for a New Commonwealth Initiative on Media Freedom[…]

JSRN Hub Launch

At a UNESCO research conference on the safety of journalists during the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki, Finland on 3 and 4 May 2016, UNESCO declared ‘that the Safety of Journalists paved the way for academic research cooperation’. To advance such cooperation the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), University of Sheffield, Read more about JSRN Hub Launch[…]

Commission should invoke Article 7 when media freedom is trampled

This article was originally posted here and has been reposted with the permission of the authors.  It is time for the European Commission to make sure that the EU lives up to its Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Treaty on European Union (TEU), write Professor Jackie Harrison and Dr Stef Pukallus.   Of course there Read more about Commission should invoke Article 7 when media freedom is trampled[…]

New Publication from CFOM on the EU’s attitude to media freedom

A new publication from CFOM was released at the end of last year, written by our chair and a member of our research team. The chapter is included in Comparative Perspectives on the Fundamental Freedom of Expression, a book collecting articles form a range of scholars, each with a distinctive perspective on media freedom. the article is Read more about New Publication from CFOM on the EU’s attitude to media freedom[…]

Perceptions of Anti-media Violence

CFOM has completed 3 pilot research studies analysing media reporting on targeted violence against journalists, and perceptions about the public interest importance of such reporting, among media decision-makers, journalism educators, journalism students, and the public. Preliminary findings point to a widespread lack of awareness and understanding of the growing scale and the negative societal effects Read more about Perceptions of Anti-media Violence[…]

Summary of CFOM’s preliminary Research on the Non-Reporting of and the Public’s Interest In Crimes Against Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

  31 October 2014 CENTRE FOR FREEDOM OF THE MEDIA (CFOM), UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, U.K. CFOM PRELIMINARY RESEARCH ON THE NON-REPORTING OF AND THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST IN CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS AND THE ISSUE OF IMPUNITY (SUMMARY).  (Read as PDF file) Professor Jackie Harrison and Dr Stefanie Pukallus 2012 was the deadliest year for journalists so Read more about Summary of CFOM’s preliminary Research on the Non-Reporting of and the Public’s Interest In Crimes Against Journalists and the Issue of Impunity[…]