Is Source Protection Dead? A Polis/ Journalistfonden report

In November 2014 Swedish Journalist Carl Fridh Kleberg spent a month at LSE as the Polis/ Journalistfonden Fellow.

His research paper Is Source Protection Dead: Protecting journalists’ sources in a post-Snowden age was the result.

Some of its conclusions are:

The revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden have highlighted the potential threat to the privacy of journalists’ communication and data, calling […]


No place for Silence- Freedom of Expression in Mexico

This article is by Marcela Zendejas (@marcezendejas) and Darío Ramírez (@Dariormrs) – Article19 Mexico


In Mexico, under the current president Enrique Peña Nieto, a journalist is attacked on average every 26 hours. This figure is double that of 48 hours under the former president Felipe Calderon. In the first two years of his administration, Peña Nieto was able to manipulate the […]


Networking across borders: from ancient Greece to today

Imagine a network of people living in different states who acted as intermediaries for other countries, helping to sustain bonds of interest and to reduce conflict. Imagine these were appointed, unlike ambassadors, not by that country but by the people of the other state. Imagine that while this brought some material reward to the intermediary, it was mainly done […]

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    Activist, Unicorn or Content Curator? What do today’s journalists need to be?

Activist, Unicorn or Content Curator? What do today’s journalists need to be?

Julia Ziemer shares notes from the International Journalism Festival 2015 #IJF15, a free five-day festival in Perugia, Italy where journalists and media professionals from around the world debate and discuss current issues affecting journalism.

In his keynote speech at the International Journalism Festival 2015, Jeff Jarvis professor at J-School, City University NYC, described his new ‘Social Journalism’ course where students are taught to […]


News in the mobile era

Gabriela Lemionet reports on the inaugural Online News Asscociation conference: ONA London: Mobile on 6th March 2015

We often hear there’s a crisis in journalism. Some complain: “Nobody cares anymore.” A couple of weeks ago, I read on my Facebook feed that a friend was accusing people for being more interested in the colours of a dress rather than following […]