Ethical Journalism in the Middle East
Hate speech is growing in Arabic language media, according to the participants at a seminar “Turning the Page of Hate in the Arab World” organised by the Ethical Journalism Network, The American University in Cairo (AUC) and Egypt Media Development Programme (EMPD) in Cairo in December 2016. Hosted by the AUC’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the seminar – the third in a series that have taken place in the last three years – resolved to find new ways to challenge hate speech across all platforms in Arab media.
The EJN followed up its work in Palestine in August 2016 with a meeting in August in Ramallah with Palestinian journalists and also journalists from the Arab-Israeli community. The EJN Director visited Amman in April to speak at a major regional event on ethics and media standards organised by the Jordan Media Institute.