Application Due Date:

  • Due date for submission of abstracts: 18 February, 2019
  • Academic conference: 2-3 May, 2019

Reporters throughout the world are progressively confronted with hazards.
that variety from harassment to approximate detention, kidnapping, physical.
attacks, and in the most severe cases, eliminating. Hazards to reporter.
take place both online and offline and females reporters are especially.
impacted by gender-specific types of attacks, such as unwanted sexual advances.
and violence.

UNESCO is the mandated company within the United Nations that promotes.
liberty of expression and liberty of journalism in addition to leads the.
coordination of the the UN Strategy on the Security of Reporters.
and the Concern of Impunity. Our data reveal that in the previous years.
more than 800 reporters, media employees and social networks press reporters have.
been eliminated.

As part of UNESCO’s yearly flagship World Press Liberty Day.
event, to be kept in Addis Ababa, from 2-3 May 2019 (with.
pre-events occurring on the 1 May) the Company, in partnership.
with a regional university in Ethiopia (tbc) is arranging the Academic.
Conference on the Security of Reporters.

The Academic Conference combines scientists from various.
disciplines dealing with problems associated with the security of reporters. It.
likewise uses the possibility for scientists to get in touch with.
decision-makers and media specialists. Throughout the 23 rd edition of the.
WPFD event (2016, Helsinki, Finland), the Journalism Security Research Study Network (JSRN) (link is external)
was released, accompanying the very first edition of the Academic.
Conference. The network intends to enhance the field of research study and.
eventually, add to more secure environments for reporter by producing a.
area where multidisciplinary research study on the security of reporters can.
be established, shared and promoted worldwide.

The occasion focuses on bridging the space in between scholastic research study and the.
experience of reporters on the ground. The style of World Press.
Liberty Day 2019 is “Media for Democracy: journalism and elections in.
times of disinformation”.

The Academic Conference committee invites submissions/ documents/.
research study on all elements of security of reporters, impunity for criminal offenses.
versus reporters and governance and justice.

Subjects that are specifically motivated for the 2019 Academic Conference are:

  • Particular hazards dealt with by females reporters online and offline
  • The security of reporters throughout times of elections
  • Reporters taken part in exposing and/ or examining disinformation
  • Effect of web cut offs on journalistic work
  • How best to keep track of and report on security of reporters in regards to Sustainable Advancement Objectives indication 16.101 which defines the “variety of confirmed cases of killing, kidnapping, implemented disappearance, approximate detention and abuse of reporters [and] associated media workers” each yearly cycle.

Submission for the Academic Conference:

Please send abstracts of an optimum 300 words by 18 th February, 2019 to Sandra Sharman: (link sends out email)

The due date for complete paper submissions is 18 th April 2019.

Based upon the accessibility of funds, a restricted variety of partial/full.
sponsorship might be readily available for covering flights and hotel.
lodging, with concern offered to academics based in the Global.
South. Meals will be offered all individuals and no registration.
cost will be charged. UNESCO and the regional partner university (tbc) will.
examine publication chances for the very best documents provided at.
the Conference.


The centerpieces, consisting of the Academic Conference of World Press.
Liberty Day, 2019 will be held at the Head office of the African Union.
Commission in Addis, Ababa. For details about the Academic.
Conference please contact:

Sandra Sharman
email: (link sends out email)

For More Details:

See the Authorities Web Page of the UNESCO Academic conference 2019

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