Call for contributions: Join us for the 2nd edition of the #JournoSafe FlashTalks

Call for contributions: Join us for the 2nd edition of the #JournoSafe FlashTalks –  a space for academics and civil society organisations to exchange research ideas to address journalism safety problems. Following on from the successful hosting of its first #JournoSafe FlashTalks event at the 2021 World Press Freedom Day Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists, the Journalism Safety Research Network (JSRN) is pleased to announce that a 2nd edition of the FlashTalks will be held on 16 December.

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The manual to stop impunity exists and must be used writes William Horsley on IDEI 2021

Message for Anti-Impunity Day 2021 by William Horsley, CFOM International Director, on the occasion of the “Roundtable discussion focusing on the important role of prosecutorial services in addressing threats of violence against journalists” arranged by UNESCO and Ossigeno per L’INformazione on 3 November to commemorate 2021 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

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IDEI 2021: UNESCO sounds the alarm on persistently high impunity rate for journalist killers

New statistics published show an 87% impunity rate for journalist killers. November 2, for the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, UNESCO and its partners are organizing around 20 events around the world, aiming to raise awareness on States’ obligations to prosecute not only killings but also threats of violence against journalists.

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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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