Introduction: Rethinking Safety of Journalists

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Introduction: Rethinking Safety of Journalists


  • Kristin Skare Orgeret Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • William Tayeebwa Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University, Uganda


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Abstract:  The introductory chapter to the thematic issue, entitled “Rethinking Safety of Journalists,” shows how promoting the safety of journalists is closely related to press freedom. It presents the articles of the thematic issue and highlights how the safety of journalists is no longer a concern of individuals or individual nation states only, but is now also a global concern, whereby the international community is obliged to come to the defense of journalists’ safety.

Keywords:  gender; journalism; press freedom; safety of journalists; threats

Published:   25 February 2020


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i1.2873


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