Ethical Problems of Media in Turkey & Propositions for Solutions
The EJN is working in partnership with a range of leading journalists, media academics and media support groups in Turkey. This engagement has inspired the launch of the Coalition for Ethical Journalism Turkey to support independent and ethical journalism and to combat self-censorship.
As part of this work, the EJN’s founder and president, Aidan White, was interviewed by about the future of ethical journalism in Turkey. The original version of this article was published in Turkish on journo.com.tr.
The EJN Annual Report for the last year details our programmes promoting good governance, self-regulation and media literacy, as well as our work on hate speech and migration. The annual report also details:
The launch of the coalition to strengthen ethical journalism in Turkey
Raising awareness of ethics, good governance and self-regulation in China
- Lyra McKee: In a place where journalists’ freedom is under threat, Lyra McKee was a fearless voice of truth(Prospect)
- Taking in the tech giants in their lair "For more than a year, the Observer writer (Carole Cadwalladr) has been probing a darkness at the heart of Silicon Valley. Last week, at a TED talk that became a global viral sensation, she told the tech billionaires they had broken democracy."
- Printing Error:Murdoch's Daily Telegraph includes pages from rival Sydney Morning Herald: Newspaper mix-up leaves rightwing tabloid with positive letters about climate change and need to reform Anzac Day (Guardian)
STATE OF TECH IN NEWSROOMS
The ICFJ has just launched a new survey to expand on their 2017 study on the State of Tech in Global Newsrooms.
- Reporters in the Field - The grant for your cross-border research (Robert Bosch Stiftung)
- Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
- Call for proposals: Media and Information Literacy for Civil Society Organisations in 5 Western Balkan Countries (SEENPM)
- Global Conference: Call for Research Papers/Abstracts (GIJN)
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.
Summary of EJN Activities 2018-2019
The major EJN achievements during the past year include:
Establishing with Turkish media partners the ground-breaking Coalition for Ethical Journalism in Turkey, proving that even in hostile conditions ethical journalism is a source of solidarity for news media;
Supporting and preparing policy on media ethics as a bulwark for democracy through the Declaration for Information and Democracy launched at the Paris Peace Forum (November 2018) and endorsed by a number of governments;
Preparing a blueprint for future journalistic work through a course on Ethics and Data Journalism that will bring artificial intelligence and the social intelligence of journalists together in a new values-based framework for media work;
Working with media across the Western Balkans to identify trustworthy and ethical media leading, in March, 2019, to the Launch of the Balkan Network of Trusted Media, supported by more than 40 leading news media;
In the UK submitting evidence to the high-profile, government-commissioned Cairncross Review, which proposes a radical rethinking of how to fund journalism – particularly at a local level – and points the way to a sustainable future for journalism;
Working with Chinese media, journalists and media academics to develop practical tools to raise awareness of ethics and self-regulation;
Successfully launching the EJN’s Ethical Media Audits – a tool to improve transparency and governance in the ownership and administration of media – with an independent news leader in Jordan;
Opening the first phase of a two-year project to promote independent journalism in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in partnership with the Evens Foundation.
The strengthening of our programme with UNESCO and the European Federation of Journalists to support independent media in the Western Balkans targeting self-regulation and good governance. This year activities were focused on Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey;