Call for Papers to the World Press Freedom Day 2018 Academic Conference

February 9, 2018

CMDS is an official partner this year of the UNESCO's annual World Press Freedom Day to be held on May 2. The topic of this year's conference organized around WPFD is the safety of journalists.On a daily basis, journalists around the globe are confronted with a variety of threats that range from harassment to arbitrary detention, kidnapping, physical attacks, and in the most extreme cases, killing. UNESCO reports that in the past decade more than 800 journalists, media workers and social media reporters have been killed. Threats occur both online and offline, and women journalists are particularly affected by gender-specific forms of attacks such as sexual harassment and violence. As part of the global celebration of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2018, the School of Information and Communication Studies, University of Ghana, in collaboration with UNESCO, is organising a one-day academic conference on the Safety of Journalists. Read more about the call here.

CMDS organized two panel discussions last as part of the 2017 World Press Freedom Day, on the challenges and problems independent media and political communication face today, with the participation of CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, CEU faculty, journalists and media activists. See our video about the challenges to independent journalism.

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