20 October 2016

Taking sides in the age of Trump

Does your news organisation need an ethical audit?

Greetings from Kampala, where this week the EJN is organising a workshop for central and east African journalists on migration and hate speech, as well as trialing a new teaching module for media ethics. For updates follow us on twitter and look out for next week's newsletter.

Earlier this week, the EJN's Director Aidan White and board member Bernt Olufsen met leading editors in Serbia and Kosovo to discuss internal governance and other ways to build trust in media. You can download the ethical audit they have been using as part our Western Balkans work and use it your newsroom.

Massive thanks to the German and Russian EJN supporters who have offered to translate the hate speech test and migration reporting guidelines into their languages. You can now find our resources in over 15 languages on our website.

Tom Law, EJN Director of Campaigns and Communications
Speech: Refugee Stories that Need to Be Heard (EJN)
The media is terrible at covering the migrant crisis — and I’m part of the problem (Vox)
The 2016 Global Report on Online Commenting (WAN-IFRA)
3,500 words about journalism in 2020 by EJN trustee Bernt Olufsen.
BURUNDI: Winner of the 2016 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism, Burundi's Eloge Willy Kaneza, said Thursday the prize offers hope "that my country can be healed." (AFP)
SOUTH SUDAN: Anguish for South Sudan journalists (Daily Nation)
US: Donald Trump as president 'would be a threat to press freedom' (Guardian)
US: Editorial: What objectivity means to The Herald (The Brown Daily Herald)
US: Report cites journalists who contribute to politicians (MPR News)
US: Why media commitment to ‘balance’ is letting Donald trump off the hook (Media Masters)
INDIA/PAKISTAN: No winners in India-Pakistan debate on press freedom (BBC)
INDONESIA: Media owners’ interference threat to press freedom (Jakarta Post)
PAKISTAN: How to protect a source (GEO TV)
HUNGARY: 'No one is safe in Hungary,' warns editor after newspaper that criticised government is shut down (Telegraph)
UK: Child Refugee Front Pages On The Sun And Daily Express See British Media Taken To Task On Twitter (Huffington Post)
UK: Debate over review of the UK press regulator IPSO (BBC)
UK: IPSO: Kelvin MacKenzie hijab newsreader column was 'deeply offensive' but not in breach of Editors' Code (Press Gazette)
PALESTINE: 'Journalism is a dangerous job for Palestinians' (Al Jazeera)

Hate speech, migration & media ethics in Africa

From 20-21 October, in partnership with the Uganda Journalist’s Union, the Ethical Journalism Network is organising a workshop for leading editors and senior journalists from the East Africa and Lakes region to find ways to improve how media report on migration and hate speech.

New Translations of the EJN 5-Point Test for Hate Speech

The Council of Europe, European Federation of Journalists, UNESCO, and other partners have helped us translate the EJN 5-point test for hate speech into 7 new languages including Albanian, Dutch, Indonesian, Macedonian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian. The test is already available in Arabic, English and French.

Visit the Accountable Journalism database of codes of media ethics

Facebook can be greater by becoming more journalistic (Hurriyet Daily News)
5 claves de EJN para mejorar la forma de informar sobre migrantes (FNPI)
UNESCO supports good governance of media in South East Europe (UNESCO)

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