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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
As journalists and other citizens in the UK await the recommendations of the Leveson inquiry, journalism lecturer Tony Harcup argues that a crucial freedom for journalists is the freedom to say ‘No’ to an unethical instruction. In this edited extract of a chapter in the book The Phone Hacking Scandal*, he explains why.