Propaganda Here and Now

By Professor Piers Robinson Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism Department of Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield The current ‘fake news’ crisis has brought to the forefront of debate questions regarding the manipulation of information and the role of deception as a political strategy. One strand of this debate has focused Read more about Propaganda Here and Now[…]

How the UNESCO IPDC programme contributes to making journalism safer

By Silvia Chocarro, PhD, senior consultant on freedom of expression* In the last ten years (2006-2015), 827 journalists, media workers and social media producers have been killed worldwide, according to the latest UNESCO Director-General’s report on The Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity. Many more have been kidnapped, disappeared, imprisoned or threatened. There Read more about How the UNESCO IPDC programme contributes to making journalism safer[…]

The EU referendum and the Country of Origin principle (COO): a look back at some fallacies of the case for Brexit that were made during the campaign

      This piece was first published as a contribution in D. Jackson et al. EU Referendum Analysis  http://www.referendumanalysis.eu/ Irini Katsirea, Reader in International Media Law, Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield. The debate about the EU referendum has been polarised, the Remain camp stressing the risks of Brexit, the Leave camp arguing Read more about The EU referendum and the Country of Origin principle (COO): a look back at some fallacies of the case for Brexit that were made during the campaign[…]

The effect of modern marketing trends on free media

The changing face of online media is leaving traditional news outlets behind. Newspapers are struggling to fund their print editions. The Independent recently stopped printing and the Guardian is expected to make a £53 million loss by the end of March. News media must find a way to make money from their online sites if Read more about The effect of modern marketing trends on free media[…]

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, Read more about The dynamics of impunity – Guest Think Piece from Iakovos Iakovidis[…]

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

  Posted on 9 April 2014 on www.cfom.org 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 Read more about Keynote speech by Judge Sanjo Mmasenono Monageng, First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court[…]