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20th Anniversary of PJR Conference - November 27/29 at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.
Conference proceedings.  Pacific Journalism Monograph No. 4.

Special 20th Anniversary edition - 21(1)

Vol. 22, No 1, May 2016
Call for articles and commentaries:

Endangered journalists

Edition editors: Professor David Robie (AUT-Pacific Media Centre) and Dr Philip Cass (Unitec);
Frontline editor: Professor Wendy Bacon (ACIJ)
Reviews editor: Dr Philip Cass (Unitec)

The UN Security Council has recently unanimously adopted an historic resolution on the protection of journalists in armed conflicts. At the same time, it is almost 40 years since the murders of the Balibo Five television reporters and then Roger East who went to investigate their killings in East Timor. There has so far been no justice in their cases. Implementation of an international law on the safety of journalists is vital. Papers are sought for a special themed edition based on these and related issues, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, including:

•    UN Resolution 2222 on the right to freedom of expression as envisaged in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

•    Protection of journalists during armed conflicts

•    UN peacekeeping and the safety of journalists

•    Violations of international instruments on human rights against journalists

•    Global media freedom agency strategies on press freedom

•    The Council of Europe’s initiative in creating an “online reaction platform” for threatened journalists

•    Journalism “rules of engagement” in hostile conditions

•    “Bearing witness” to crimes against civilians

•    Safety of freelance and independent journalists

•    Risks for “citizen journalists” and “fixers”

•    Media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region

•    Training for journalists’ safety in the field

•    Activities and case studies of media freedom agencies

•    Investigations into the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre in the Philippines and other crimes against journalists

•    Peace journalism, human rights journalism and other media models in conflicts

The above list is just a guideline and other related topics will also be considered. The journal has an unthemed section and other papers related to journalism studies, and journalism education, theory and practice will also be considered.

The double blind peer-reviewed journal has five main sections: Research articles, Commentaries, Frontline (journalism-as-research), Forum and Reviews.
The APA-based style guide is at:

Managing editor: Professor David Robie

Articles: up to 6000 words

Commentaries: up to 1500 to 3000 words

Frontline (journalism-as-research): up to 7000 wds

Forum contributions: up to 800 words.

Reviews: up to 1500 words (Noted short reviews: 300 words). Must be commissioned by the Reviews Editor.

Submissions deadline: January 20, 2016

Forthcoming issues of PJR:

22(1) May 2016: Endangered Journalists  (editors: Professor David Robie and Dr Philip Cass. Submissions deadline: January 20, 2016.

22(2) October 2016: Journalism education in the Asia-Pacific (editor: Dr Philip Cass). Submissions deadline: August 7, 2016