Ethical Journalism in Europe
The EJN accepted the invitation of the Council of Europe to make a keynote address at a regional conference on Combating Hate Speech in Media which took place on 20-21 June in Tbilisi with participants from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Following the event the Council of Europe translated the EJN’s five-point test for hate speech into Albanian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Ukrainian.
Media literacy is a key issue for the EJN in Europe where we lobby the European Union to ensure that ethical journalism becomes a core element in building a new movement towards more responsible public communications. In 2016 the EJN placed the ethics of journalism at the heart of discussions at the European Union media literacy conference on combating extremism and propaganda held in Riga.