CFOM and the Hub for the Study of Hybrid Communication in Peacebuilding (HCPB) researchers are focusing on journalism and journalists in exile through two strands.
- Journalism Safety has long been a policy priority for international policy-makers (EU, UNESCO, European Council and NGOs) with the UNESCO Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity launched in 2012 representing one of the main global initiatives. What is conspicuously absent from the journalism safety agenda are references to and concerns for journalists in exile and correspondingly, any measures to protect both journalists and journalism in exile.
- CFOM monitors and supports the community of Russian exiled media professionals who found shelter in the EU and post-Soviet countries. It carries out regular monitoring activities helping communicate the issues of the community to the stakeholders – governments and donors – as well as organises training exercises. You can find out more about the work here.