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International Journalism Week runs from Monday 5 to Friday 9 November. Explore the schedule below to discover our programme of speakers and subjects.

Please note that some guests may need to cancel at short notice. We will endeavour to keep the material on this page up to date. Check back here later for the latest updates.

Monday 5 November


Opening talk

Professor Helle Sjøvaag
University of Stavanger

Dr Emma Heywood
University of Sheffield

St George's Church LT01


The Persecution of the Media Under the Guise of 'Fake News'

Rodney Sieh
Founder and editor, FrontPageAfrica

Richard Roberts pool auditorium

Tuesday 6 November


Keeping Journalists Safe in a Dangerous World: a BBC Perspective

Sally Fitton
BBC High Risk

Diamond LT03


Make Space: Protecting Journalists at Risk and in Exile

Sarah Clarke
PEN International

Arts Tower LT04


Group competition: case study workshops

Portobello Centre
Pool seminar room B51


Group competition: case study workshops

9 Mappin Street
Pool seminar room G12

Wednesday 7 November


Investigative Journalism: Why it Matters

Anne Koch
Global Investigative Journalism Network

Diamond LT04


Film screening: Daphne

In October 2017 a car bomb killed the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia in Malta, extinguishing the free voice that for years, in solitude, exposed the power on the island, the compromise of politics, its conflicts of interest, its corruption.

Through unedited witnesses and original pictures, an intimate portrait film documentary which tells who Daphne was, who killed her, who was afraid of her voice, and which investigates the reasons for a political murder whose instigators are still in the shadows.

Sheffield Students' Union Cinema

Poster for the film Daphne


Diminishment and Resistance: The Civil Power of Journalism

Prof Jackie Harrison
University of Sheffield

UNESCO inaugural lecture

Journalism and the civil values it represents are under threat. To mark the beginning of her term as UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity, Professor Jackie Harrison will examine the diminishment of the civil and truth-telling standing of news journalism through the use of oppression, violence and intimidation and more generally through the creation of an antagonistic environment where the news media are weaponised for political and commercial ends. It is the nature of the clash between these anti-civil forces and the forms of civil resistance the news media take which ultimately determines the kind of news we receive, participate in and act upon – and this is the theme of the lecture.

Students: reserve your place

Diamond LT01

Thursday 8 November


CFOM expert panel

Assault on press freedom - it's getting worse
Why attacks on journalists spell danger for the rule of law and democracy

This event marks CFOM's and the University of Sheffield's commemoration of this year's International Day to End Impunity.

Albana Shala
Chair of the IPDC Council of UNESCO, which has spearheaded the agency's agenda of work to protect journalists' safety

Paul Caruana Galizia
Youngest of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's three sons
Advocate and campaigner

William Horsley (moderator)
Co-founder and international director of CFOM and former BBC foreign correspondent

Centre for Freedom of the Media

Firth Hall


Group competition: presentation of student talks

Diamond LT04

Friday 9 November

12 noon

The Role of News Media in the UK's Divisive Brexit Politics: Not the Finest Hour for British Journalism

Was Brexit Britain well served by its popular press? Why were broadcasters found so wanting?

Nicholas Jones
Author and journalist

St George's Church LT01


Reporting on Human Trafficking: Untangling the Myths and Realities of Modern-Day Slavery

Kieran Guilbert
Deputy editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Diamond LT01

After the final presentation, we will announce the winners of our student competitions