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Think Pieces by Leading Commentators

Bob Bennett – Press Freedom vs Accountability Nick Jones William Horsley – article for The World Today, Chatham House’s monthly journal, on the popular demand for free media and free expression in the Soviet bloc at the time of the 1989 Year of Revolutions and the link between limits on free expression and other political[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

The freedom to say ‘no’?

The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial, edited by John Mair and Richard Keeble, second edition published September 2012 by Abramis.

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.

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Freedom of Expression and the Impact of Anti-Terrorism Laws

Council of Europe ministers, at a conference on media issues in Reykjavik on May 29, passed a Resolution which for the first time commits them to review national anti-terrorism laws and practices on a regular basis to ensure that they are consistent with Council of Europe standards guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression and[…]