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CTPSR's Katharine Jones has been invited to act as a judge for the One World Media Awards, Refugee Reporting category, 2017. The Awards are intended to celebrate the best media coverage of developing countries, reflecting the social, political and cultural life of people around the globe. Established 29 years ago, the Awards uniquely recognise the critical role of journalists and filmmakers in increasing cultural understanding and supporting equality and justice worldwide.
Sponsored by the British Red Cross, the winner of the Refugee Reporting category will be decided by a panel of judges for a piece of media, including broadcast, online, print or film, that covers refugee and asylum-seeker issues by telling compelling stories that generate empathy, understanding and are reported on accurately and fairly. Winners will be announced and presented with their awards in June 2017 at BAFTA.
Exceed in Coventry is a three-year project providing tailored help and support to over 1,300 Coventry residents, enabling them to progress into education, training, job search or employment.
ConnectMe is a three-year project supporting Coventry’s long term unemployed and economically inactive people. The project aims to make it easier for people who are experiencing barriers to employment to move into education, training or employment.
In July 2015, a legal duty came into force requiring that ‘specified authorities’, including schools and further education colleges, show ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ – popularly referred to as the ‘Prevent duty’.
The report ‘What the Prevent duty means for schools and colleges in England: An analysis of educationalists’ experiences’, published 2 years after the introduction of the Prevent duty, seeks to get beyond the polarised public debate about the duty to explore the experiences of ‘front line’ education professionals.
Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) has been selected to host the headquarters of the prestigious Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) for five years starting in 2018.
The university’s research centre, which is based on its Technology Park and which specialises in trust, peacebuilding and human security, will assume the role of secretariat to ACUNS from next year.
The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) is celebrating five years of research into the developing arena of maritime security. This research specialism has grown in scope and importance during this period with an evolving understanding of the interrelated issues that affect all aspects of the maritime domain.