Fighting back: Journalists need new skills to be effective watchdogs for the public and ward off shackles on press freedom.

This article was first published in the Number 1 Shimbun the newspaper of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. Originally published here, June 2016. by William Horsley Journalists everywhere need to wake up to the new normal: states all around the world are using anti-terrorism, state security and other laws to constrain, harass or lock[…]


Research on Journalists’ Safety Central to Enhancing the Right to Know

CFOM will be sending 3 members to the upcoming Helsinki research conference for World Press Freedom Day. Our Chair Jackie Harrison, writes about the importance of this event. Professor Jackie Harrison Access to information either as a journalist, or as a citizen through the products of journalism, lies in the crossfire of what Michael Schudson[…]


Press Regulation in an Era of Convergence

The post was originally published on the LSE Media Policy Project Blog, and has been republished with permission. Read the original here.   Irini Katsirea, Reader in International Media Law at the University of Sheffield explains the position of the electronic press under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, and the implications of the New Media[…]


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[…]


The dynamics of impunity – Guest Think Piece from Iakovos Iakovidis

Iakovos Iakovidis is a Greek diplomat who has served in China and in the Permanent Missions of Greece to the EU and to the UN, where, among other, he initiated the discussion on the safety of journalists in the General Assembly, which led to the first ever UNGA Resolution on the topic”. ‘In this post,[…]


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[…]


Think pieces by leading commentators

“Euro elections: newspaper websites break new ground in challenging radio and television” (PDF ) By Nicholas Jones 15.6.2009 Political journalism: the perils of writing to a pre-determined agenda. (PDF) Nicholas Jones 2.1.2009 ) William Horsley – article for The World Today (PDF) Chatham House’s monthly journal Masha Lipman – Constraints on freedom of the Russian[…]

Keynote speech by Judge Sanjo Mmasenono Monageng, First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court

  Posted on 9 April 2014 on Can the ICC offer legal protection to targeted journalists? Read the full text of Judge Monageng’s speech to the Symposium here On April 7 2014, Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng spoke at the BBC-CFOM Symposium on the protection of journalists and the issue of impunity held at BBC[…]