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[Commlist] New book: Journalist safety and self-censorship

Mon Aug 10 13:31:41 GMT 2020

Journalist safety and self-censorship. Edited by: Anna Grøndahl Larsen, Ingrid Fadnes & Roy Krøvel. Book description: This book explores the relationship between the safety of journalists and self-censorship practices around the world, including local case studies and regional and international perspectives.

Bringing together scholars and practitioners from around the globe, Journalist Safety and Self-Censorship provides new and updated insights into patterns of self-censorship and free speech, focusing on a variety of factors that affect these issues, including surveillance, legislation, threats, violent conflict, gender-related stereotypes, digitisation and social media. The contributions examine topics such as trauma, risk and self-censorship among journalists in different regions of the world, including Central America, Estonia, Turkey, Uganda and Pakistan. The book also provides conceptual clarity to the notion of journalist self-censorship, and explores the question of how self-censorship may be studied empirically. Combining both theoretical and practical knowledge, this collection serves as a much-needed resource for any academic, student of journalism, practicing journalist, or NGO working on issues of journalism, safety, free speech and censorship.

Table of contents: Chapter 1. Introduction: Safety for journalists and self-censorship. Ingrid Fadnes, Roy Krøvel and Anna Grøndahl Larsen

Chapter 2. Journalism and self-censorship in the insecure democracies of Central America. José Luis Benítez   

Chapter 3. Red lines of journalism: Digital surveillance, safety risks and journalists’ self-censorship in Pakistan. Sadia Jamil  

Chapter 4. Chilling or cosy effects? Zimbabwean journalists’ experiences and the struggle for definition of self-censorship. Nhamo Anthony Mhiripiri  

Chapter 5. Lèse-majesté and journalism in Turkey and Europe. Aytekin Kaan Kurtul  

Chapter 6. Online surveillance and the repressive Press Council Bill: A two-pronged approach to media self-censorship in Nigeria. Olunifesi Adekunle Suraj

Chapter 7. The "tripple" effect silencing female journalists online: A theoretical exploration. Marte Høiby

Chapter 8. A way to silence journalists? Estonian female journalists’ experiences with harassment and self-censorship. Signe Ivask

Chapter 9. Risk perception and the negotiation of safety among Ugandan female journalists covering political demonstrations. Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala

Chapter 10. Fear, trauma and local journalists: Implications for media development and peacebuilding. Michelle Betz and Paul Beighley

Chapter 11. Safety and self-censorship: Examining their linkage to social media use among Ugandan journalists. Florence Namasinga Selnes  

Chapter 12. Defending the watchdog: How local NGOs build journalists’ resilience by combating threats to their safety and security. Gerald Walulya

Chapter 13. Conclusion: Researching self-censorship caused by inadequate safety of journalists. Causes, solutions and future research. Ingrid Fadnes, Roy Krøvel and Anna Grøndahl Larsen

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