World Press Freedom Day 2018 Academic Conference: Call for Papers on the Safety of Journalists

15 February 2018

For World Press Freedom Day 2018, UNESCO and the School of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Ghana are jointly organising a conference on 3 May 2018 on the Safety of Journalists, for which a call for papers has been published.

The conference is an opportunity to connect with media practitioners, policy makers and scholars within a multi-disciplinary and policy-oriented research environment. In addition to the Academic Conference, World Press Freedom Day will for the first time accommodate a Policy Lab, held in partnership with the University of Ghana and the Global Development Network on 4 May 2018. The lab is an opportunity to create synergies between researchers and policy actors who work on national mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists. Abstracts for both the Academic Conference and the Policy lab can be submitted until 15 February 2018.
  • Systemic failure in rule of law; and impunity for crimes against journalists
  • National mechanisms and their effectiveness for the prevention of violence against journalists, protection of journalists, and monitoring and prosecution of attacks
  • Gender-based threats and sexual harassment in the media
  • Motivation for attacks against journalists and types of perpetrators
  • Digital aspects of journalistsí safety
  • Safety of journalists covering sensitive cultural issues (e.g. ethnic contestation, chieftaincy, LGBTQI)
  • Photo/video journalism and safety
  • Working conditions and the protection of journalists

Details and contacts in the attached application:  WPFD-18-Papers.docx 

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