13 September 2016

Inside Ethics Blog: Four Things to Learn from the Facebook Fiasco

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Welcome to the new Ethical Journalism Network newsletter. As you may have noticed last week, we have relaunched our website making it far easier to find our resources on accountable journalism, media literacy, ethics and sources, self-regulation, censorship, migration, as well as our Inside Ethics Blog and publications.

Please email me at or get in touch over twitter [@EJNetwork] if you have any feedback or ideas about how we can improve the new website or this newsletter.

Tom Law, EJN Director of Campaigns and Communications
NYT Public Editor: The Truth about 'False Balance'
Book Review: The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered
EJN Director's Letter: Ethical Journalism on the March!
IJNET: Why loyalty and trust are today's key media metrics
TANZANIA: African Court advocates ethical journalism
BRAZIL: Government withdraws autonomy of state broadcaster EBC and tries again to fire president (Knight Center)
US: Associated Press changes Twitter policy after Hillary Clinton storm (Guardian)
US: How the media normalizes Trump, and de-normalizes Clinton (Vox)
AUSTRALIA: Broadcasters warned against using children's photographs from social media sites (Guardian)
INDONESIA: Press Council to help its new counterpart in Timor Leste (Jakarta Post)
NEPAL: 8 Nepali News Outlets Publish Graphic Bus Crash Photos, Press Council to investiagte (iMediaEthics)
OSCE: Dunja Mijatovic: The fight against terror should not be a fight against basic human rights (Index on Censorship)
HUNGARY: Refugee-Kicking camerawoman will face charges (Foreign Policy)
BALKANS: Video interviews with Press Councils on the impact of digital technologies (UNESCO)
PALESTINE: Journalists Adopt Programme to Improve Media Ethics (EJN)

Global Forum for Media Development - 2016

The EJN will be taking part in three events at this year's World Forum for Media Development; a panel discussion on 'Policing the cyber space: Self or state regulation', a workshop to launch the EJN's 5-point guide for migration reporting and film screening of “A Sea of Images” about Aylan Kurdi.

British Press Coverage of the EU referendum

The European Parliament Office in the UK with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University is hosting an event in London on 20th September on “British Press Coverage of the EU referendum”. The event will take place at Europe House (32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU) at 5.30pm on Tuesday 20th September.

Journalism Ethics: An Inspiration For Free Expression and Media Literacy

In the EJN's latest report, Aidan White argues that ethical journalism can be an inspiration for free expression and media literacy. It lays out what the ethics of journalism are and how media should respond to the rise of populism, hate speech and terrorism.


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