ZURb1624 Safety of Journalists

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Signe Ivask, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Iveta Jansová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Iveta Jansová, Ph.D.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Boris Rafailov, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 10:00–13:40 P22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Interest in the topic, ability to power through intensive training.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 11/15, only registered: 3/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 3/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives (in Czech)
The topics of attacks on journalists and journalistic safety are becoming more and more critical. This course aims to train future journalists in ways of recognizing dangers and the ability to face them accordingly. The course will list possibilities for keeping oneself safe and attack prevention.
Learning outcomes (in Czech)
Student will be able to recognise the ways how journalists are attacked;
Student will be able to map the possibilties of what are the opportunities for keeping themselves safe;
Student will have strategies to prevent some of the attacks;
Student will have basic understanding of interpersonal communication.
  • https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17512786.2017.1356687
  • Cialdini, R. B. (2001). The science of persuasion. Scientific American, 284(2), 76-81.
  • Ivask, Signe (2019). Communication between editors and reporters: Feedback and coaching in Estonian dailies’ newsrooms. KOME, 7 (1), 24−41. DOI: 10.17646/KOME.75698.98.
  • Ivask, Signe (2020). A way to silence journalists? Estonian female journalists' experiences with harassment and self-censorship. In: Krøvel, Roy; Grøndahl Larsen, Anna M.; Fadnes, Ingrid. (Ed.). Journalist Safety and Self-Censorship. Routledge.
  • https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10904018.2011.536462?casa_token=3PPygyOMiCAAAAAA%3AY0AbTHYS5qPKitLSdq6sP4-iwBduDhHvPXJ2VrVx5AeH53avwQu7ep7dnIP9452CFqKRALczkA
Teaching methods (in Czech)
mostly seminars (combination of lectures and discussions)
Assessment methods (in Czech)
To get the points, you can miss one meeting; you have to write a learning diary/notes on what you learned; to final participation in the focus-groups. Pass/Not passed system
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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