Nawal Al-Maghafi: Award-winning BBC Special Correspondent Nawal Al-Maghafi has been reporting on the Middle East since 2012. Over the past four years, she has been one of the few journalists conducting firsthand reporting of the ongoing conflict in Yemen; travelling extensively throughout the country, both in areas under Houthi rebel and government control.
Mohamed Aboelgheit is an award-winning investigative journalist, columnist, and documentary editor. He is a contractor with ARIJ as a journalist, and also as a fact checker. His range of coverage included Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Yemen. He produced the film "The End User" with ARIJ about tracking western weapons in Yemen.
A founder of the award-winning ARIJ network, established in 2005, Rana Sabbagh has dedicated the last 35years of her career as journalist, columnist and media trainer to promote free speech, independent media and human rights in a largely autocratic region. She is currently on sabbatical until end 2019 to help design the ARIJ strategy 2020 and beyond.
EJN CEO, Hannah Storm, will chair the event, which will also hear from Sarah Giaziri, Director of the Frontline Freelance Register, and Mark Hunter, who has worked with ARIJ to develop the ‘Story-Based Inquiry’ approach to investigative journalism.
Hate speech and violence after the Indonesia elections
In response to unrest in Jakarta after recent elections, Indonesian authorities say they will block some social media services, including Facebook and Instagram, in some areas of the country. In times of tension and violence, it is incumbent on journalists to identify hate speech and report responsibly.
The EJN hate speech test can be a useful tool for journalists in these situations. It is available in Indonesian (Bahasa) and many other languages. As well as being a tool for journalists, it is also a useful media literacy resource. Please help us promote by sharing it on social media and in your newsrooms.
ETHICS AND TRUST
- The ‘Liar’s Dividend’ is dangerous for journalists. Here’s how to fight it. (Poynter)
CLIMATE CRISIS / GLOBAL HEATING
- Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment (Guardian)
- Collaborating to combat mis-/disinformation around Indonesia's elections (IJNET)
WOMEN IN FACT CHECKING
- Men outnumber women in U.S. newsrooms. It’s no different among fact-checkers. (Poynter)
- The warning signs of burnout in editors (Journalism)
- International organisations condemn recent attacks against journalists (EFJ)
- More than words: how journalists can reassess their unconscious biases (Journalism)
EJN Annual report 2018/19: Ethics and the Fight for the Future of Journalism
Our year in numbers:
Over the last year, the EJN reached far more than the participants through our core activities than ever before. We carried out 166 programme-related actions (50 more than the same period last year) where the EJN had direct contact with our target groups – journalists and media executives; media academics and students of journalism; policymakers and civil society groups totalling over 7,100 individuals.