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Journalism Safety: Reporting the deaths of media workers worldwide

Grant Holder: Professor Richard TaitNick Mosdell

Funder: Cardiff University

Period: 2008 - 2010

Based at: Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC)

Research team: Nick Mosdell, Janet Harris, Amy Luther, Professor Richard Tait

An ongoing project at JOMEC, in collaboration with the International News Safety Institute (INSI), looking at the deaths of media workers over the past ten years.

This work considers all media workers, journalists and also support staff, and has built a database of reports of deaths, including details of the circumstances, the perpetrators and any legal outcomes as a result of their identification.

In March 2007 this data contributed significantly to the global inquiry launched by Rodney Pinder of INSI and Richard Sambrook, director of the BBC’s Global News division. Regular updates will be sent to the United Nations Security Council.

In 2006, the campaigning work of INSI, in cooperation with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), resulted in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1738.


Killing the Messenger - View details of the final report for the inquiry