Ethical Journalism Newsletter: December 16th, 2014

 

Ethical Journalism News

Arrests Of Turkish Journalists Widely Condemned Across The World

The arrests of journalists in Turkey have been deplored by international human rights organisations, press freedom groups and UK journalism. (via The Guardian)

Contagious As Fear

The West’s fear of Ebola just doesn’t square with the reality in Africa. For months European and North American television has been full of images of doctors in full protective garb, field hospitals where people are dying in their dozens. And yet the fear of Ebola somehow seems less present there than it is here in Europe. (via AFP)

5 Most Controversial Cartoons of 2014

From questions about why women in a real-life scenario were drawn as men to a retraction of a Gaza cartoon, iMediaEthics has covered numerous cartoon-related ethics stories. (via iMediaEthics)

Sony Orders News Outlets To Stop Reporting On Stolen Data

Studio takes legal action after devastating attack as hackers threaten to leak even more compromising information. (via The Guardian)

Regulating the Freedom Of The Press: Round Table Debate

Minutes of the round table on press regulation organized by the Brussels Platform for Journalism with opening remarks by EJN Director Aidan White. (via The Brussels Platform for Journalism)

Court Reconsiders Removal Of ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ Anti-Islam, Film On YouTube

Google argued that if a ruling stands allowing a bit player in “Innocence of Muslims” copyright privileges, it could extend to minor characters in blockbusters, shatter copyright law and ultimately restrict free speech because anyone unhappy with their performance could have it removed from the Internet. Yet when hate speech and death threats are involved, the issue takes on a different complexity. (via The Huffington Post)

Reports

Innocent Mistakes: EJN Report on How Media Failure Inspires Hate

An EJN report reviewing the media coverage of the Innocence of Muslims, a short film trailer produced by a religious activist and distributed over the Internet, which became the spark for protest and violence across the globe and leading to at least 75 deaths.

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Events

All-China Journalists Association Delegation visit to London

December 16 – 19: The EJN will be hosting the ACJA visit to London. Delegation members will visit The Guardian, The Thomson Foundation, National Union of Journalist, IMPRESS, Independent Press Standards Organisation and the BBC.

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