Self regulation, Codes of Conduct and Accountability

Systems of self-regulation of media and journalism need radical rethinking if they are to survive the harsh economic and political realities of news media in the digital age. That’s the key conclusion of an international survey issued by the Ethical Journalism Network.

The report – The Trust Factor – tests how well journalism is monitored and its mistakes handled in 16 countries, including challenging hotspots in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

In this roundtable debate Chris Elliott from The Guardian, Tom Porter of Channel 4 News and Dr. Zahera Harb of City University discuss the different types of media regulation and why self-regulation is critical to building public trust.