Call for contributions: Join us for the 2nd edition of the #JournoSafe FlashTalks –  a space for academics and civil society organisations to exchange research ideas to address journalism safety problems 

Following on from the successful hosting of its first #JournoSafe FlashTalks event at the 2021 World Press Freedom Day Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists, the Journalism Safety Research Network (JSRN)* is pleased to announce that a 2nd edition of the 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 we are suggesting to host the session either at 1-2pm GMT or 5-6pm GMT. Please indicate your availability for one or both time slots when submitting your proposal in this form

More information about the event

The #JournoSafe FlashTalks serve as 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. Participating in the event will also provide an opportunity to connect with the JSRN wider and global membership of over 200 academics and civil society representatives.  

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 agressions 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 [at] and Silvia Chocarro, Head of Protection at ARTICLE 19 and member of the JSRN (silvia [at] 

* The JSRN was launched during the World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Helsinki in 2016 and is hosted by the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) at the University of Sheffield. With the support of UNESCO, the JSRN aims to advance academic research and multi-stakeholder collaboration in the area of journalism safety. 

If you are interested in joining the JSRN please sign up here.