We are grateful for professor Roy Krøvel hard work as guest editor of the current special edition of Journalism Education, with the topic: Learning safety education from journalism educations in the global south. The journal published refereed papers given at last year´s MEKK conference on Best practice in teaching conflict, war and peace journalism at Oslo and Akershus University College.
The papers raise a number of issues related to safety education and training for journalists. Several articles investigate the role of international NGOs providing safety training in Asia or Africa. Others underline the need for deep knowledge of local contexts and underlying causes of the conflicts. Many deal with the responsibility of universities and journalism educations to pro-vide research-based safety education appropriate for local contexts. The authors share the view that much more research is needed in order to provide students with the education necessary to improve the safety of journalists around the world.
Below are listed the accomplished contributors of the the following articles:
Freedom of expression and threats to journalists’ safety: an analysis of con-flict reporting and peace journalism education in Pakistan – Dr. Sadia Jamil
Adoptability and acceptability of peace journalism among Afghan photo-journalists: Lessons for PJ training in conflict-affected countries – Saumava Mitra, University of Western Ontarion, Canada
Status Of Training And Research In Reporting Conflict, Peace Journalism And Safety Education In English Speaking West Africa: The Cases Of Gha-na, Nigeria And Sierra Leone – Umaru A. Pate , Bayero University, Kano, Nige-ria Lai Oso, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria and Abubakar Jibril Taraba, University, Jalingo, Nigeria
Training journalists in times of transition: The case of Kosovo – Abit Hoxha, LMU Munich; Keneth Andreesen, University of Agder, Norway
Journalists Not Spies. The importance of the legal distinction for the pro-tection of journalists during armed conflicts – Mariateresa Garrido Villareal, University for Peace
Safety Training for Journalists: A Case Study with the Spanish Military – Leire Iturregui Mardaras; María José Cantalapiedra González, Leire Moure Peñín University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
Learning safety education from journalism educations in the global south. A postscript – Roy Krøvel, Professor of Journalism, Oslo and Akershus