Migration, fake news and media ethics | EJN hate speech test and migration guidelines now in Chinese + Our media ethics roundup.
10 May 2019
Migration, fake news and media ethics
• Do journalists believe they have a responsibility to craft a less hostile and more constructive and respectful narrative on migration and integration?
• Has the media learned anything from the mistakes made while covering so-called ‘migration crises’?
Tom also spoke about EJN's studies and resources on migration and promote a new media and migration toolkit that the EJN has developed in partnership with EU's Fundamental Rights Agency.
The toolkit will launch in June at various events, including the Global Editors Network summit in Athens, where our new CEO, Hannah Storm will speak on the panel about rethinking the way migration is covered.
Aidan White: "The Click collapsed the foundation of truth"
As part of our Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey from in partnership UNESCO, Aidan White was interviewed by Bosnian news outlet Nezavisne on media ethics, good governance & self-regulation, as well how journalism can respond to misinformation & hate speech on social media.
"We must walk the walk not just talk the talk. We need to hold ourselves accountable as well as those we report on. We have a responsibility to the audiences we serve and to the wider public to be truthful and accountable, transparent and independent, to root our work in humanity and the basic principles of ethical journalism as we educate ourselves and others about the role of journalists and what is at stake when press freedom suffers."
- Maligned in black and white: Southern newspapers played a major role in racial violence. Do they owe their communities an apology? (Poynter)
MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
- As the republic teeters, will the news media get serious? (CJR)
WHAT TO WATCH
- Ethics symposium featuring Maria Ressa, David Folkenflik, Craig Newmark and others (Poynter)
- Fact-checking can’t do much when people’s “dueling facts” are driven by values instead of knowledge (Nieman Labs)
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.