Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Wed, 3 May - 16:15 to 17:45

Parallel Session 6

Tom Law

Director of Campaigns and Communications, Ethical Journalism Network

Tom Law is the Director of Campaigns and Communications at the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN). He joined EJN in December 2015 to lead the organisation’s international media ethics campaigns with a focus on challenging hate speech, improving migration reporting, media literacy, and promotion of good governance and self-regulation. Working with the network’s supporters Tom’s work has taken him to Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Egypt, Italy, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Macedonia, Norway, Uganda, Serbia.
Prior to joining the EJN Tom worked as a freelance journalist specialising in covering Sudan and South Sudan and for four years was the associate editor of Sudan Tribune, a leading East African news website. His previous experience in Sudan includes; being part of the team of journalists that founded The Juba Post – an independent newspaper for South Sudan; working as a researcher for UNICEF; and as information officer at SIHA Network – an East African women’s rights group.
From March 2014 until November 2015 Tom was the Head of Communications of Childreach International, leading the child rights organisation’s Taught Not Trafficked campaign in collaboration with SOLD, an award winning feature film about child trafficking from Nepal to India.