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Programme

International Journalism Week runs from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November. Explore the schedule below to discover our programme of speakers and subjects.

If you need help finding buildings, please refer to the Campus Map.

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 11 November

10am

Introduction

Dr Emma Heywood and Professor Jackie Harrison, University of Sheffield

Video from Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, The Guardian

Diamond LT01

11am-12 noon - Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 3
OR
12 noon-1pm - Dainton Building Lecture Theatre 1

True or False? Hands-on With Social Media Verification Tools

News Verification workshops

Diana Maynard and Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield

Registration for these workshops is via Eventbrite: we will email a link to students to do this
Please note that these two workshops are both the same – you should only attend one, not both

3pm

Guarding the Guardians? The UN’s Evolving Approach to Protecting Journalists

Sejal Parmar, Central European University

St George's Church lecture theatre

Tuesday 12 November

10am

Keeping Journalists Safe in a Dangerous World: a BBC Perspective

BBC High Risk

Diamond LT03

If this room reaches full capacity, we have arranged an ‘overflow’ room with a live feed so that you can still watch the talk. Please go to Diamond LT03 first, and if necessary you will be redirected to Hicks Building F38 and Hicks K14.

1pm

The Landscape of Protection: PEN International’s Work to Support Writers at Risk

Cathy McCann, PEN International

Richard Roberts Auditorium

3pm-5pm

Case study workshops

9 Mappin Street G14; Portobello Centre B51

Wednesday 13 November

10am

Media Working Across Divides in the Most Fragile Settings

Sacha Meuter, Fondation Hirondelle

Richard Roberts Auditorium

1pm

A Growing Climate of Fear: Global Attacks on Press Freedom'?

Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders

Students' Union Nelson Mandela Auditorium

2pm

Film screening: Under The Wire

On 13 February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin. The other was photographer Paul Conroy. Their aim was to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. Only one of them returned. This is their story.

Students' Union Nelson Mandela Auditorium

More about Under The Wire

More about Marie Colvin

Thursday 14 November

9am

Centre for Freedom of the Media expert panel

Seen and Unseen Barriers to Media Freedom

Maria Ordzhonikidze, Director of Justice for Journalists Foundation
Dr Sanae Fujita, Fellow at Essex University’s Human Rights Centre and consultant of David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression
Jon Silverman, Professor of Media and Criminal Justice at the University of Bedfordshire

Moderator: William Horsley

Dainton Building LT01

If this room reaches full capacity, we have arranged an ‘overflow’ room with a live feed so that you can still watch the talk. Please got to Dainton Building LT01 first, and if necessary you will be re-directed to the Arts Tower LT5.

1pm

Investigative Journalism: The Rules of The Game

Richard Danbury, City, University of London

Dainton Building LT01

If this room reaches full capacity, we have arranged an ‘overflow’ room with a live feed so that you can still watch the talk. Please got to Dainton Building LT01 first, and if necessary you will be re-directed to the Diamond LT9.

Friday 15 November

9am

Student competition presentations

38 Mappin Street workroom 4

12 noon

Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Hero for Britain’s Dominant Pro-Brexit Press

Nicholas Jones, author and journalist

Followed by presentation of group and individual competition prizes

Diamond LT03 - please note this is a venue change