Celebrating World Press Freedom Day, this conference addressed some of the most topical issues affecting the protection of journalists through internationally established standards.
The event stems from City's commitment to the implementation of the UNESCO-steered UN Inter-Agency Action Plan for the Safety of Journalists 2013-2014.
- Professor Carl Stychin, Dean, The City Law School)
- Professor Howard Tumber (Director of Research, City University Graduate School of Journalism; Co-director, Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism)
- World Press Freedom Day, Professor Jackie Harrison, Professor of Public Communication and Chair of the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) at the University of Sheffield.
- Chair: Professor Ivor Gaber, City University London
- 'Journalists in Russia: Standing Up to Attacks from Private Interests, Persecution by Regional and Local Authorities, and an Increasingly Authoritarian State', Professor of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London
- 'Failures to Protect Journalists - from War Crimes, Writs and Over-regulation', Geoffrey Robertson QC, Doughty Street Chambers
- Geoffrey Robertson, Media Law and Ethics in Mauritius: Preliminary Report (Prime Minister's Office, Government of Mauritius, 2013) and associated press release.
- Committee to Protect Journalists - Special Reports
- Media-related conflicts registered by Glasnost Defence Foundation Monitoring Service on Russian Federation territory in 2012
- Chair: Professor Lorna Woods, Co-director, Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism
- 'UNESCO and the Struggle to Make Reporter Safety a UN Priority', Professor Ivor Gaber, City University London
- 'Individual Torts and Collective Victims: The Societal Impact of Crimes Against Journalists in International Case Law', Dr Carmen Draghici, Senior Lecturer at The City Law School, City University London
- 'War Crimes: Journalists' Personal Safety and Their Duty to Humanity', Dr Damian Carney, Principal Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
- Chair: Professor George Brock, Head of Journalism, City University London
- 'The Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on Journalism in the UK: Problems and Prospects', Merris Amos, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London
- 'The authorities of the countries where crimes against journalists are committed should understand they won't get away with it!', Nathalie Losekoot, Senior Programme Officer (Europe), ARTICLE 19
- 'Impunity and the Implementation Deficit', Jim Boumelha, President, International Federation of Journalists
- Article 19 - Censorship, violence and press freedom
- International Federation of Journalists - Reports
- UNESCO - IPDC - Initiative on Safety of Journalists
For City's previous activities concerning the international protection of journalists please see the Impunity project.
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When & where
11.00am - 4.30pmFriday 3rd May 2013