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Obstacles to Free Speech and Safety of Journalists


Staff, Academics

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.


Keynote address

  • 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.

Session 1


Session 2

Session 3

  • 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


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

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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