Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM)

Our research centre CFOM is an international organisation working to defend the safety and liberty of journalists across the world.

CFOM | Centre for Freedom of the Media

CFOM is an interdisciplinary research centre with global outreach on issues of media freedom, independence and plurality, hosted in the Department of Journalism Studies. The centre aims to:

  • inform and advise governments, policymakers and stakeholders internationally on countering threats to media freedom
  • bring about positive changes to laws, policy and practice
  • raise standards of journalism safety worldwide.

The head of Journalism Studies, Professor Jackie Harrison, is chair of CFOM. Several other members of our staff and research students hold roles with the centre.

As part of her role with CFOM, Jackie also holds a UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity.

Find out more about the Centre for Freedom of the Media at the organisation's website.

Visit the CFOM website

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