On 24th February a national code of conduct for journalism in Pakistaninspired by a local ethical journalism group affiliated to the EJN and agreed by journalists across the country was launched in Islamabad was launched.
On 27 February, the EJN attended a high-level conference on press freedom and media ethics in the Western Balkans at Hofburg in Vienna organised in close cooperation with the Office of the OSCE Representative in Freedom of the Media.
Declaration on freedom of expression, “fake news”, disinformation & propaganda Vienna was also the venue for the 2017Joint Declaration on freedom of expression, “fake news”, disinformation and propaganda, which was issued last week. Read more about the declaration from its organisers; ARTICLE 19 and the Centre for Law and Democracy.
The European Journalism Centre has launched The New Arrivals, a collaborative journalism project that brings together El País (Spain), The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France) and Spiegel Online (Germany) to report on migration to Europe.
The EJC press release begins: "Over a period of 18 months, the four news organisations will closely follow newly-arrived migrant communities in each of their countries to illustrate their integration challenges, their humanitarian situation, their professional aspirations, and the impact of their arrival on both the host and the home countries."
JOURNALISM REFUGEE PROJECT
To mark the end of the first year of the Refugee Journalism Project the EJN is taking part in an event to showcase the participants journalistic talents, document the project’s achievements, and to promote creative collaborations between journalists, students and academics. - 6pm Tuesday 7 March 2017, London College of Communication - Buy tickets for the event here.
BREXIT, RACISM, FAKE NEWS
The Ethical Journalism Network's board member Chris Elliott - the former readers' editor of the Guardian - will be speaking at a conference organised by the National Union of Journalists' ethics council on 'Brexit, racism and fake news' on Saturday 11 March.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
The Ethical Journalism Network's director Aidan White will participate in a panel discussion on media ethics as part of “Journalism under fire: challenges of our times” which will take place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on 23 March 2017.