Muslims in the media: New report by Aidan White investigates the ways Muslims are portrayed in the media across Europe. Plus more media ethics news.
31 May 2019
MUSLIMS IN THE MEDIA: Towards more tolerance and diversity
A new EJN report studies the ways in which Muslims are portrayed in the media across Europe. It investigates the prevalence and nature of anti-Muslim bias, particularly in relation to migration andterrorism, and looks at what is being done and can be done in the future to counter negative narratives.
The countries included are: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The report makes a number of recommendations for journalists, media and policymakers, perhaps the most important of which is for media leaders to recognise and embrace the reality of diversity by making inclusion a conscious choice in the way that stories are framed and the way that they organise newsgathering.
On Friday 14 June, Magda Abu-Fadil will chair a discussion on migration reporting at the Global Editors Network summit in Athens with Hannah Storm, the CEO of the EJN and Omoyel Sowore of Sahara Reporters.
As well as speaking on the main stage, Hannah will lead a workshop with the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency to launch a toolkit on media and migration developed by the EJN and supported by the European Federation of Journalists, European Broadcasting Union and others partners.
EUROPE - UK: Warrants set to be quashed in No Stone Unturned case (NUJ) - France: Macron tries to vet an interview and sparks a debate (CJR)
- Council of Europe adopts damning report on rule of law in Malta: Report calls for an independent inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, the downsizing of the Prime Minister’s powers and urges law enforcement agencies to ‘end climate of impunity’ (Malta Today)
DIVERSITY - With new diversity editor, Brazil’s Folha plans to expand the variety of voices and stories told by the newspaper (Knight Centre for Journalism in the Americas) - Women photojournalists call for action to tackle 'damaging' under-representation in news industry (Press Gazette)
TRUST IN JOURNALISM - 'Rotten Tomatoes for news' allows journalists and public to rate credibility of articles as rival to Newsguard (Press Gazette)
THE STATE OF FREELANCING IN 2019
This Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) survey is to canvass the views of freelance journalists whose work exposes them to risk. The survey covers various issues from physical safety concerns to employment conditions, from mental health to digital security needs. FFR will use the survey results to inform its strategy and priorities. This will help FFR to better represent and support freelance journalists who are exposed to risk in their work.
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.