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?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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 Read more about Freedom of Expression and the Impact of Anti-Terrorism Laws[…]

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, RFOM – Dunja Mijatovic – Interview

Download this page as PDF DUNJA MIJATOVIC, OSCE REPRESENTATIVE ON FREEDOM OF THE MEDIA (RFOM) Website www.osce.org/fom     INTERVIEW FOR THE POLITICAL ASPECTS STUDY OF THE INITIAITVE ON IMPUNITY AND THE RULE OF LAW, 24/3/2011   Highlighted in bold are passages cited in the Political Aspects Study -1 On the growth of a pattern Read more about OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, RFOM – Dunja Mijatovic – Interview[…]

About the Impunity and the Rule of Law Project

The Impunity Initiative: Developing legal and political remedies for violence against journalists and judicial impunity The Initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law is a global project of the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) at the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism (CLJJ) at City University, London. Read more about About the Impunity and the Rule of Law Project[…]