On 16 December 2021, the Journalism Safety Research Network (JSRN) hosted the 2nd edition of the #JournoSafe FlashTalks, which has been created as a space for academics and civil society organisations to exchange research ideas to address journalism safety problems.

The session brought together 10 speakers from academia and civil society organisations, including from academic institutions such as: the Islamic University of Science and Technology, India; the University of Liverpool; the London School of Economics and Political Science; and the University of Oxford/Harvard University, and from civil society organisations including the Justice for Journalists Foundation, International Media Support and Rory Peck Trust.

A a wide range of topics were covered including: the unknowns of Internet surveillance against journalists; challenges to press freedom in Nigeria; virtual, legal and physical threats against journalists from the Internet of Things; threats against journalists in relation to “culture wars”; the emotional safety of journalists; and data trends in attacks against journalists in Post-Soviet countries.

If you are an academic or representative from civil society with an interest in research on issues of journalism safety please get in touch with us at cfom@sheffield.ac.uk for more information on the work we do or sign up directly to the Journalism Safety Research Network here.