Colchester, United Kingdom

Human Rights and Journalism Short Course

online course
when 4 September 2023 - 12 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 600

The Human Rights and Journalism Short Course will cover a range of topics related to the field of journalism and reporting, looking at the principles and practicalities relating to journalism in different contexts, including in conflict zones, in authoritarian regimes, and in populist democracies. It seeks to provide participants with a realistic introduction to ways of addressing the ethical and practical challenges of working in an increasingly complex world, where information is argued over, and may have grave implications.
The course will be taught online across four 4.5-hour modules on 4, 5, 11 and 12 September 2023.

Course leader

Taught by Steve Crawshaw, an experienced former foreign correspondent, author and senior human rights advocate.

Target group

The content of the course is tailored for those who are already working or plan to work as journalists, either in established print, broadcast or online media or as independent creators of online content.

Course aim

In taking this course participants will:
- Gain insights into the intersections between good journalism and respect for human rights, including based on practical examples
- Understand the pitfalls of biased journalism, the benefits of fair journalism, and how to tell the difference
- Acquire a good understanding of the role of journalism in helping pave the way for accountability for mass atrocities

Credits info

Although this course is not credit bearing, all participants who successfully complete the course will receive a University of Essex, Human Rights Centre certificate.

Fee info

GBP 600: Non-Essex Student (early bird until 30/06/23): £600 / Standard Reg (01/07/23 - 25/08/23): £720
A full breakdown of fees can be found on our website.
GBP 675: Non-Essex Academic (early bird until 30/06/23): £675 / Standard Reg (01/07/23 - 25/08/23): £850
A full breakdown of fees can be found on our website.


No scholarships are available at this time.