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FlashTalk on the safety of journalists

Status: Closed

Organisation: ARTICLE 19

Deadline: 16/12/2021

Location: Online

Following on from the successful hosting of the first #JournoSafe FlashTalks event at the 2021 World Press Freedom Day Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists, the Journalism Safety Research Network is pleased to announce that the 2nd round of FlashTalks will be held on 16 December. The event will be held online.

In the interest of trying to accommodate colleagues working in different time zones, they are suggesting hosting the session either at 1-2 pm GMT or 5-6 pm GMT. Please indicate your availability for one or both time slots when submitting your proposal in this form.

The aim of the #JournoSafe FlashTalks is to provide an informal space for representatives from civil society organisations and academic researchers to share thoughts on research ideas and current knowledge gaps related to problems of the safety of journalists with a view to find areas of cooperation.

Following on from the event we will disseminate brief descriptions of each presentation to the wider JSRN membership as a way to share information about the ongoing work of members and enable further exchange within the network.

More information about the event

Presentations on any matter relevant to the safety of journalists are welcome. Topics could for instance include legal and other forms of protection mechanisms, gender dimensions, online aggression and attacks, psychological, practitioner and educational issues. For examples of more possible topics please see UNESCO’s Research agenda on the Safety of Journalists.

Participants will be invited to prepare a max. two-minute FlashTalk based on one of the below options:

  • A research idea/question (this can be based on ongoing research or an idea for future research) and a discussion on how this research idea addresses concrete problems related to the safety of journalists.
  • An existing knowledge gap related to issues of the safety of journalists alongside ideas for what kind of research would be needed to address said knowledge gap.
    The session will run for one hour and will consist of a series of presentations and there will be time for questions and discussion between participants.

The deadline for submitting a proposal for a two-minute flash talk is 12 December. Selected participants will be informed by 13 December.

To submit a proposal please use this form.

For more information: please contact Sara Torsner, Coordinator of the Journalism Safety Research Network (s.k.torsner@sheffield.ac.uk) and Silvia Chocarro, Head of Protection at ARTICLE 19 and member of the JSRN (silvia@article19.org).

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