ERIC Number: ED199696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Protection of Journalists. New Communication Order 4.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This report discusses UNESCO sponsored meetings concerned with the protection of journalists around the world. The first section of the report examines the efforts of UNESCO, including two studies commissioned by the International Organization of Journalists (IOJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), which recommended that further study be given to the definition of "journalist," the protection of journalists on dangerous assignments and on assignments abroad, the protection of journalists at home, and international instruments. The second section examines the efforts of the International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems and the Protection of Journalists. Proposals by professional journalism organizations are offered in the third section. The preliminary draft international convention for the safety of journalists that was submitted to the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations is examined in the fourth section. The final two sections present the viewpoints of the IFJ and the IOJ. Appendixes include the Draft International Instrument submitted to the Consultation on the Protection of Journalists, a description of the World Press Institute, and recommendations of the Intergovernmental Conference on Communication Policies in Asia and Oceania concerning the World Press Institute. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).