Four New Professors and a Research Director in Finland
Since November 2015, there has been appointed four new professors in Communication or Media Studies at the universities in Finland. Three of them are female – a new state of affairs!
Additionally, a new research director started at the Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Tampere.
Conference Paved the Way for Academic Research Cooperation
UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair at University of Gothenburg organized in collaboration with several partners a two-day research conference on the safety of journalists during the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki Finland, 3 and 4 May 2016.
This international research conference paved the way for academic research cooperation - knowledge is the key.
In recent years there has been widespread concern about the ability of the media to maintain and develop their role as a pillar of democracy. A precondition for a true democracy is well-informed citizens and the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information, and that can only occur where press and internet freedom, media pluralism and independence exist.
"Freedom of Speech and Gender Equality - Time for News Media to Step Up" is a Nordic side event on media and gender equality at Unesco’s World Press Freedom Day 2016 in Helsinki. Find more reading on gender and media in the Nordic countries.