Sometimes the need to publish offensive images outweighs the need to minimize harm. Yet during these cases it is especially important for journalists to put their reporting in context and be sensitive to how the coverage might play out in the long run.
Media worldwide have at times exaggerated the strength of ISIS terrorists due to a combination of their use of social media and an inability of the press to do effective warzone fact checking. (via Poynter)
Tanzania is organizing awareness training for media from 12th– 13th May 2015. The event is organized by International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Tanzania Chapter (AWRTT) in collaboration with the Ethical Journalists Network (EJN) with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs .
The main objective of the Turning the Page of Hate: Challenges for Ethical Journalism in times of Conflict workshop, which is carried out in the context of the Africa-wide campaign Turning the Page of Hate and the upcoming elections, is to help the journalism community push back against editorial practice that can reinforce stereotypes, incite intense hatred and violence, and ignore the reality of violence against women at work and home.