Journalism and Ethics in a World of Toxic Information

In the first of a series of three talks from EJN leaders at City University London, Aidan White explains why journalism is not free expression, how we can turn down the volume of hateful communications, and why value-based journalism is a key to responsible communications in the world at large.

About the Speaker

Aidan White is a journalist who for 24 years led the International Federation of Journalists, the world’s largest journalists’ group. Today he’s Director of the Ethical Journalism Network, a coalition of media professional groups aiming to strengthen the craft of journalism around the world.

About the EJN

In an age of slick terrorist propaganda, political spin and corporate public relations threaten to overwhelm the open information landscape, the EJN believes ethical journalism is essential to give people access to accurate, reliable and truthful information.