World Press Freedom Day 2020 Repository

This repository contains research presented during the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Academic Conference in The Hague, organised by UNESCO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and Leiden University. The repository consists of papers and poster presentations alongside video recordings of the conference. 

The theme of the 2020 conference was ‘Safety of Journalists – Press Freedom and media capture’. Academics from across the globe presented their work and, through an interactive, online platform, shared it with fellow academics, journalists, policy-makers, legal specialists and other relevant groups. Sub themes included: safety of women journalists, local politics and the safety of journalists and safety of journalists in challenging environments. We hope that this site will provide researchers with the information they need for further research.

On behalf of the organizing committee from  Leiden University,
Prof. dr. J.C. (Jaap) de Jong,
Prof dr. R.E. (Remco) Breuker
Dr. A.W.M. (Willem) Koetsenruijter
Ch. (Charlotte) Povel, MA.

 

CONFERENCE VIDEO RECORDINGS

Repository of Papers & Abstracts

AzMina Case: Freedom of Speech or Apology to Crime?

AzMina Case: Freedom of Speech or Apology to Crime?

Cristiane Guilherme Bonfim, Eulália Emília Pinho Camurça

Journalism in the dock: an analysis of Folha de São Paulo Judicial discussions during the Brazilian 2018 Elections

Journalism in the dock: an analysis of Folha de São Paulo Judicial discussions during the Brazilian 2018 Elections

Cristiane Guilherme Bonfim, Eulália Emília Pinho Camurça

Anti-media discourse, partisanship, and violence against journalists: Evidence from Chávez’s Venezuela

Anti-media discourse, partisanship, and violence against journalists: Evidence from Chávez’s Venezuela

Kyong Mazzaro

Safety of Journalists in Nigeria

Safety of Journalists in Nigeria

Josiah Sabo Kente

Power Blocks: Unravelling the myriad of unsafe spaces for women journalists in South Africa. What is the way forward?

Power Blocks: Unravelling the myriad of unsafe spaces for women journalists in South Africa. What is the way forward?

Glenda Daniels

Suffering in Silence: The resilience of Pakistan’s female journalists to combat sexual harassment, threats and discrimination

Suffering in Silence: The resilience of Pakistan’s female journalists to combat sexual harassment, threats and discrimination

Sadia Jamil

Shared responsibility: Safeguarding press freedom in perilous times

Shared responsibility: Safeguarding press freedom in perilous times

Elisabeth Witchel

Do Journalists at Risk Change the Content of their Reporting? The Case of Journalists Covering Boko Haram in Nigeria

Do Journalists at Risk Change the Content of their Reporting? The Case of Journalists Covering Boko Haram in Nigeria

Adepate Rahmat Mustapha-Koiki, Babak Bahador

Understanding the link between a media and information literate citizenry and the (un)-safety of journalism

Understanding the link between a media and information literate citizenry and the (un)-safety of journalism

Silvia Chocarro, Jackie Harrison, Albana Shala, Sara Torsner

Safer together? Considerations for cooperation to address safety in the media support, humanitarian and human rights sectors

Safer together? Considerations for cooperation to address safety in the media support, humanitarian and human rights sectors

Michelle Betz

Understanding safety violations of journalists beyond their manifestation: assessing the consequence of risk to journalism as a form of civil diminishment

Understanding safety violations of journalists beyond their manifestation: assessing the consequence of risk to journalism as a form of civil diminishment

Sara Torsner

Safety of Journalists: Measures, Practices and Policies of Selected News Organisations

Safety of Journalists: Measures, Practices and Policies of Selected News Organisations

Comfort Bulus, Ayodele B. Joseph