Last week I was in Jakarta for theGlobal Intermedia Dialogue, a conference that brought together journalists and academics from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. (Thanks to Hilde Solbakken, Norway's acting Ambassador to Indonesia for the photo.)
Do scroll to the end as today's is a bumper newsletter to make up for missing last week's while I was travelling.
Tom Law - EJN Director of Campaigns and Communications
Before the ban was announced CJR warned journalists not to take the bait and respond to the "cartoonish, press-hating invective that has characterized President Donald Trump’s young political career" by avoiding "the sort of cartoonish, self-centered overreaction that has characterized their coverage of Trump’s young political career."It is also worth reading Caitlin Dickerson's piece in the New York Times about how far-right websites are fuelling fear of Muslim refugees.
EJN Director Aidan White presented the preliminary findings of a 17-country study conducted by the EJN into how media report on migration in Europe, Middle East and North Africa at the Brussels Press Club on January 25th.
The Executive Summary, Recommendations and Desktop study parts of the study are online and introduced by the International Center for Migration Policy Development here: www.icmpd.org/EMM4migration_narrative
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with us on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. We’re giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on solving problems created by filter bubbles, fake news and mistrust of the news media; however, we also invite submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.