What does the Ethical Journalism Network do?

The EJN has already helped to strengthen ethical journalism in some of the most troubled and difficult corners of the world. We advise policymakers and human rights groups both in Europe and at a global level on hate speech, media literacy and media ethics.

  • In 2014 we launched a ground-breaking Africa-wide campaign Turning the Page of Hate against media incitement to violence and war;
  • The EJN’s 5-point test to help journalists combat hate speech has been translated into over 30 languages and is used as a teaching tool from Cairo to Cancun;
  • Our interactive database of media codes, standards and regulatory bodies accountablejournalism.org is the most comprehensive and up-to-date of its kind;
  • Since 2016 we have carried out evaluations of how media report migration in over 30 countries and produced guidelines to help journalists tell the story more effectively and professionally;
  • In 2016 alone our Network reached 2,300 editors and journalists, 2,040 students, and more than 2,000 policymakers and opinion formers in more than 30 countries.
  • The EJN strengthens the craft of journalism and high ethical standards in media by conducting training, participating in media development conferences, collaborating with educational institutions and publishing resources on subjects including; accountable journalism and self-regulation; corruption and self-censorship; ethics and sources; hate speechmedia literacy; and media and migration.

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