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On the 28th of March 2023, the Journalism Safety Research Network (JSRN) hosted by the Centre for Freedom of the Media in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield will host an online symposium on digital safety threats faced by journalists. 

JSRN invites presentations on issues related to the digital safety of journalists, which include, but are not limited to, online harassment of journalists, online surveillance by both state and non-state actors, digital shutdowns by both state and non-state actors, and lack of online training on best practices. 

The online symposium aims at understanding digital safety issues and discussing possible solutions to tackle this concerning problem. It will offer the chance for academics and civil society organizations to come together, discuss online safety threats and share relevant publications. It will also be a good networking opportunity. 

Deadline: applicants should send an abstract of 250-300 words and a short bio of ca. 100 words to Dr. Gemma Horton ( by 10 March 2023

Successful applicants will be notified by 14 March 2023.

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This content is part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response  (MFRR), a Europe-wide mechanism which tracks, monitors and responds to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. The project is co-funded by the European Commission.