3 November 2016

PRESS RELEASE: EJN among 14 leading press freedom groups urging Turkey to end abuses under state of emergency

Time to "think anew about press regulation"

How to get self-regulation to work? The UK's high-profile inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press following the News International phone hacking scandal now has a regulator, IMPRESS, which is compliant with its recommendations. Good news? The (largely) industry-backed body IPSO does not think so. To shed some light on the dispute I would recommend listening to both organisations being interviewed head-to-head on The Media Show on BBC Radio 4 as well reading the Guardian's former editor Peter Preston, whose conciliatory piece argues that it is time to "quit the barricades and think anew about press regulation".

Being based in London, I sometimes miss interesting stories from other parts of the world so please get in touch over email or via twitter with any suggestions. 

Tom Law, EJN Director of Campaigns and Communications
The necessity for reinventing the editors’ role as guardians of media integrity (Media Observatory)
What does a ‘post-facts’ world mean for migration research and evidence? (Compas)
Not really Hollywood: the media’s misleading framing of
Islamic State videos
(The Conversation)
How news photos sway support for foreign wars
(Journalist's Resource)
How reporting on asylum seekers has been a triumph of spin over substance (The Conversation)
Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, a Need for Dialogue (CIMA)
LIBYA: Why is independent journalism so important? (Rory Peck Trust)
SOUTH AFRICA: 'Disappointed' at Independent Media's Press Council exit (News 24)
SOUTH SUDAN: Newspaper editor welcomes award recognition (Sudan Tribune)
BRAZIL: Abraji's Ctrl+X project shows an increase in prior censorship during Brazilian municipal elections (Knight Centre)
CANADA: What social media posts tell us about the refugee crisis (Open Canada)
US: CNN Dumped Donna Brazile. It Should Keep Going. (Politico)
US: How The 2016 Presidential Election Became A Reality Show (Huff Post)
US: Media partnership aims to improve verification of breaking news online (IJNET)
US: Newspapers shouldn't apologize for telling the truth about Donald Trump (Guardian)
US: "Triple check before you share." (Reliable Sources)
INDIA: Journalism losing credibility: Sashi Kumar (The Hindu)
INDONESIA: ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Raises Press Freedom Issues (WSJ)
NEPAL: Collaboration through storytelling: lessons from Nepal (ODI)
BOSNIA: Public Service Broadcasting reaches critical point (Media Observatory)
EUROPE: Are Journalists Reporting – Or Publicising – Populism? (EJO)
UK: Leveson: Bradley raises doubts about press-police relations inquiry (Guardian)
MENA: Opportunities for Media and Information Literacy in the Middle East and North Africa (University of Gothenburg)
Communicating on Migration in Times of Xenophobia

On November 4, the EJN’s Tom Law will be speaking at the 2016 Annual International Organisaion for Migration-Civil Society Organisation consultations to present the findings of our Moving Stories report, guidelines for migration coverage and our work to prevent hate speech in media.


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

La Red de Periodismo Ético lanza una nueva guía para cubrir la migración (IJNET)
More solidarity needed while reporting on migration issues (EFJ)

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