World Press Freedom Day: Journalism must take a lead in countering hate-speech and propaganda
Around the world the information crisis is defined by more government surveillance and interference, more corporate snooping and exploitation of personal information and a growing trend of abuse in online speech.
To mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd the Ethical Journalism Network is calling for quality journalism and ethical communications to be promoted in order to counter these dangerous trends.
Read the full press release here. (EJN)
World Press Freedom Day: UNESCO launches new accountable journalism project
Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, UNESCO launched its new Building Trust in media in South East Europe and Turkey project at an event in Helsinki on Monday with the Ethical Journalism Network and other partners. The project seeks to strengthen freedom of expression, access to information, free, independent and pluralistic media in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
The announcement comes just days after Europe’s leading media human rights campaigner, Dunja Mijatović, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe representative for media freedom, told journalists’ leaders in Sarajevo that solidarity in defence of ethics and self-regulation were key to building public trust in media.
Read more here: Solidarity and Self-regulation Vital for Independent Journalism in Europe