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CFOM partners with ICFJ on research into detecting, predicting and preventing violence against women journalists

In partnership with computer scientists from the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), ICFJ’s research division will lead a major project designed to identify key indicators and metrics signalling escalation of online violence against women journalists. They will study the two-way trajectory between online and offline attacks before developing open-source digital tools to detect, monitor and alert key responders to high-risk cases.

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European ministers conference put spotlight on “autocrats” and opponents of media freedom

The June 10-11 ministerial conference on Media and Democracy co-hosted by Cyprus and the Council of Europe shone a rare spotlight on the actions of European governments accused of persecuting journalists and  ‘state capture’ of media. Last Friday the Ministers issued four political resolutions and a Final Declaration and approved a “roadmap” for the 47 member states aimed at reversing the general decline in media freedom, through intense political efforts to ensure that  states implement their obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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