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CFP: World Press Freedom Day Academic Conference: Safety of Journalists

The organisers invite contributions from scholars to  Academic Research Conference on Safety of Journalists. The conference, taking place on 3–4 May 2017, is a special academic session held alongside UNESCO’s observance of World Press Freedom Day 2017 in Jakarta.

Particularly (but not exclusively) welcome is scholarship that examines:

  • how a culture of intolerance intimidates journalists and other commentators;
  • threats from the ground, in the form of aggressive populist movements;
  • the effectiveness of existing training and other programmes addressing journalists’ safety and impunity;
  • journalists’ safety and impunity from a comparative, multi-country perspective;
  • “meta” questions of how to frame research into the safety of journalists.

Deadline for abstracts is on 9 January 2016. More information is available on the events website here.

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