How can the public trust media if they don’t know who are the owners and who the journalists are really speaking for? The EJN Board Members discuss how conflicts of interest damage journalism. Watch the video.
Lack of transparency, deliberate or otherwise, is exacerbated online where native content is often seen in-stream or discovered via a search engine where the name of the trusted publisher might be immediately apparent but the source contributor is not. The solution is to “label the hell” out of branded content. (via The Guardian)
Prominent investigative journalist Meri Jordanovska wrote a testimony about her experience on receiving evidence that she was one of allegedly twenty thousand individuals who have been subjected to state surveillance in Macedonia. (via Global Voices)