Special Academic Session on the Safety of Journalists

When, local time: 
Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, 19 July 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Germany, Berlin
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Lim, Ming Kuok

The Special Academic Session is a series of dedicated workshops organized by UNESCO, aiming to strengthen cooperation with academia in line with the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, and to establish an academic research agenda on journalists’ safety.
In the Special Session, different aspects of journalists’ safety and issue of impunity will be discussed. The Special Session invites theoretically informed papers/presentations covering issues such as
- Media development, human rights and journalists’ safety
- Societal causes and effects of journalists’ (un)safety
- Legal frameworks and journalists’ safety
- Journalistic practices, working conditions and journalists’ safety
- Journalism education, professionalism and safety
- Journalists’ safety in conflict and non-conflict situations
- Specific safety threats (gender-specific, topic specific such as war or crime reporting)
- Psychological effects of safety threats
- Measuring journalists’ safety