Ethical Journalism Newsletter: November 28th, 2014

 

Ethical Journalism News

Chinese Journalists Put Britain’s Press Regulation to the Test

Next month a group of Chinese press leaders are coming to London to talk press ethics and self-regulation at the invitation of the Ethical Journalism Network. But if the delegation from the All China Journalists Association, a governmental organisation set up to manage media affairs, is under the impression that Britain provides a model of press regulation they are in for a shock.

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Ed Miliband Aide Attacks Daily Express Over ‘Hidden’ Migrants Front Page

One of Ed Miliband’s closest advisers has torn into the Daily Express over its front page about millions of “hidden” migrants, saying it was offensive to suggest the British-born children of foreigners were immigrants. (via The Guardian)

The Different Types Of Plagiarism

Plagiarism can exist in five categories: words, facts, ideas, quotes, and the medium. (via The Buttry Diary)

Silicon Valley’s Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

Today, the press no longer controls the platforms by which our reporting gets to audiences. Instead, it is controlled by private companies that are unaccountable to the public, since they’re fundamentally accountable to commercial interests. (via NPR)

Pakistan Centre To Help Traumatized Journalists, But Stigma Attached

Death threats, bombings and getting attacked is part of the job for many Pakistani journalists but they say one of the biggest barriers to seeking counselling to help cope is the stigma that they need it – and others in the business talking about it. (via Reuters)

Reports & Resources

Norwegian PEN Launches Comprehensive Report On Free Expression In Turkey

A delegation of writers from PEN International, the world association of writers, visited Istanbul and Ankara to raise long-standing concerns about the state of freedom of expression in Turkey. Among the topics raised were: the large numbers of writers then in prison and on trial; the use of anti-terror legislation to stifle dissent; writers who had served years of untried detention; and suppression of the Internet. (via Norsk PEN)

Egypt: News Websites And Alternative Voices

In a country deeply polarized after three years of tumultuous change, Egyptian news websites have become very important media for free expression. This study looks at some of the pressures they are experiencing. (via Article 19)

The Leveson Report (As It Should Be)

An open, linkable, HTML version of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. (via leveson.robertsharp.co.uk)