International Journalism Week 2015

International Journalism Week 2015 took place at the School of Journalism, Media and Communication from Monday 9–Friday 13 November.


It was a unique forum offering five days of debate and networking on the issues that connect journalism educators, researchers and practitioners around the globe.

In association with our research centre the Centre for Freedom of the Media, discussion centred around threats to the safety and liberty of journalists across the world.


The events and speakers for International Journalism Week 2015 were as follows:

  • Considering conflict: Fiona Shields, Picture Editor, The Guardian

  • Digital publics and activism: rethinking journalism in China and the Arab world: Omar Al-Ghazzi, Lecturer in Journalism, Politics and Public Communication, University of Sheffield

  • CFOM Annual Lecture: Working in a foreign field: developments in international newsgathering: Stuart Hughes, Diplomatic Producer, BBC News

  • Shiv Malik, Investigative journalist, The Guardian

  • Supporting safety of journalists: Reeta Pöyhtäri, Journalism safety expert, UNESCO

  • Who should protect journalists from attacks? Building an international protection framework: William Horsley, International director, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM)

  • Undergraduate case study workshops

  • MA case study workshops

  • Legal protection of journalists in dangerous situations: Nicholas Tsagourias, Professor of International Law, University of Sheffield

  • Journalism in Danger: 'Question Time'-style panel discussion featuring Jackie Harrison, William Horsley, Gill Philips, Simon Marr, Elisabeth Witchel, Ellen Manning and Emma Beals

  • Censorship and journalists under attack: Jackie Harrison, Chair, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) and Professor of Public Communication and joint head of the School of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Sheffield

  • Panel session featuring David Holmes, Katie StewartDmitry Chernobrov, Omar Al-Ghazzi

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