From the 6 to the 10 November, CFOM and the Department of Journalism Studies ran IJW. The theme of the year was ‘Journalism in High Risk Environments’ and speakers were involved from Channel 4, ITN, Reuters and The Guardian to name but a few. The risk and safety theme which threats through IJW was closely associated with UNESCO’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, which is commemorated annually on 2 November. Read more about IJW here.

At a time when violence and attacks against journalists and media workers are continuing to intensify, there is no better moment to raise awareness amongst our young journalists about the dangers facing their future profession. Combatting impunity and strengthening accountability is an essential task facing us all and International Journalism Week provides the ideal forum to consider such vital challenges.

Professor Jackie Harrison

UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity