CFOM is supporting the conference ‘Freedom of Information Under Pressure, Control – Crisis’ at the Vienna University of Technology on 28 February and 1 March 2014. The major gathering of media practitoners, academics and other experts will discuss issues arising from Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance by state intelligence and security agencies. Keynote speakers will include the Guardian’s legal services director and investigative journalists from across Europe. CFOM Chairman Prof Jackie Harrison will address the conference on ‘CFOM advocacy to establish legal and safety protections for news journalists’; CFOM’s International Director William Horsley will speak on ‘How journalism is silenced in an age of plenty’.

The event is public and open to all but registration is essential. To register click here and for more information visit the conference website.