Current Work

Council of Europe report on Media Freedom in Europe

On 26 June 2012 William Horsley presented his State of Media Freedom in Europe report from 2009 to 2012 before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.…

UN Inter-agency meeting on Safety of journalists and the issues of impunity, at UNESCO HQ, Paris

On September 13 2011, William Horsley will address the UN Inter-agency meeting on Safety of journalists and the issues of impunity, at UNESCO HQ, Paris, on behalf of The Initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law

Special hearing on The State of Media Freedom in Europe

On September 12 2011, William Horsley will address the special hearing on The State of Media Freedom in Europe in the Swedish Parliament, Stockholm. (Event arranged by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe).…

After The Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami

William Horsley, former BBC Tokyo correspondent and bureau chief: broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House, 20 March 2011

This radio essay was broadcast on Sunday 20 March, nine days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami off the coast of the Tohoku

Has Japan’s ruling elite learned the lessons from the series of past mistakes?

In The Sunday Telegraph, 13 March 2011

Despite Japan’s world-beating record in safety technology and advanced engineering, the record of the country’s handling of domestic disasters, both natural and man-made, cannot inspire confidence.

With Friday’s devastating earthquake, Japan has truly felt …

European Commission’s conference in Brussels: Speak up! Freedom of Expression in Western Balkans and Turkey

On 6 May 2011, William Horsley addressed the European Commission’s conference in Brussels: Speak up! Freedom of Expression in Western Balkans and Turkey.

You can download the text of this speech via this link.…

Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall

12 August 2011: William Horsley, former BBC German Correspondent: Live interview broadcast on BBC World Service World Update

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The Initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law

You can download this full document in Adobe Acrobat PDF format by clicking the following link: The Initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law—Political Aspects Study

A plain text version of its opening pages follows:

POLITICAL ASPECTS STUDY—

WILLIAM …

The Bundesbank’s Doctrine of Discipline

Broadcast on the BBC World Service Business Daily programme 1 February 2011

For the Federal Republic of Germany, sound money is seen as a precious birthright. In 1948, amid the rampant inflation of the old Reichsmark that followed the end of the

Japan eclipsed by China?

Japan is hosting world leaders but is it still a key global player?

You can read the original article on the BBC News Website here

At the 21-nation summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (Apec) in Japan this weekend,