Welcome to JFJ November Newsletter!
Journalism as a Profession Awards ceremony in Berlin
On November 16, an annual Journalism as a Profession Awards ceremony was held in Berlin. Ivan Golunov of Meduza received an award for his investigation Bad company: How businessmen from southern Russia seized control of Moscow’s funeral industry, and who helped them that led to his unlawful arrest and imprisonment earlier this year. It was only thanks to the unprecedented international publicity and support of the civil society that Golunov was eventually released. Justice for Journalists Foundation asked Ivan several questions about threats to media workers in Russia.
International Journalism Week 2019 at Sheffield University
November 14, Sheffield University: Maria Ordzhonikidze, JFJ Director, gave a presentation on Seen and Unseen Barriers to Media Freedom in Russia during International Journalism Week. JFJ presented its findings on Attacks Against Journalists and Media Workers in Russia and discussed global threats to the media workers with other panellists: Jon Silverman, Professor of Media and Criminal Justice, University of Bedfordshire, Sanae Fujita, fellow, Essex University’s Human Rights Centre, and moderator William Horsley, co-founder and international director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media.
Russia for Citizens conference in Berlin
November 16, Berlin: During the Russia for Citizens conference JFJ Director took part in the panel discussion: The world of modern media: post-truth, fakes and hallucinations. How to live with it? Maria Ordzhonikidze’s presentation covered historical and modern tactics of employing fakes as a weapon against journalists.
- Maria Ordzhonikidzhe, JFJ Foundation, Director
- Ilya Yablokov, historian, Leeds University
- Gleb Morev, journalist, Colta.ru
- Mikhail Fishman, journalist, TV-Rain
Moderated by Roman Super, author and reporter.
Justice for Daphne
This year, JFJ Investigative Grant Programme financed two investigations into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination in October 2017. Please RSVP and join us at 7:00 pm on the 4th December for:
- London launch of Manuel Delia, Carlo Boniniand John Sweeny’s book Murder on the Malta Express, which sets out the evidence on the dirty money merchants exposed by Daphne Caruana Galizia and how her journalism resulted in her brutal killing.
- Presentation of the comprehensive joint report titled Justice delayed: the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate by Reporters Without Borders and independent Maltese outlet The Shift News. The report examines the circumstances surrounding Caruana Galizia’s assassination, broader systemic failings in terms of Malta’s press freedom climate, and the need for an independent and impartial public inquiry to ensure justice without further delay.