23rd November 2018
By Tom Law

ARIJ18 – Ethical Newsrooms for Ethical Journalism: Building Trust in the Digital Age

ARIJ18 Annual Forum For Investigative Journalism

Website: EnglishArabic

Alongside the ARIJ 2018 conference in Jordan from November 30 – December 2, the EJN will be hosting two working groups from Palestine and Jordanian media to create glossaries on hate speech, as well as two sessions on the main conference programme.

ARIJ18 – Ethical Newsrooms for Ethical Journalism: Building Trust in the Digital Age

December 2, 2018

Earlier this year, Jordanian news website, 7iber, invited the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) to work with them to conduct an Ethical Media Audit of their organisation. The audit covered how 7iber’s newsroom functions analysis of their editorial output, a review of their internal accountability mechanisms; and a variety of other key areas.

In this session, we will hear what the 7iber have learnt from the process, some of the changes that 7iber is implementing as result and how they are using these using the audit to inspire reforms that they hope will improve their relationship with their audience and build trust in their journalism.


Zahera Harb – Professor of International Journalism at City, University of London & Trustee of the Ethical Journalism Network


Lina Ejeilat, Multimedia Journalists & Instructor & Executive Editor 7iber

Tom Law – Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), Director of Campaigns and Communications

Tom Law Tom Law is the Director of Campaigns and Communications at the Ethical Journalism Network which he joined in December 2015 to lead the organisation’s international media ethics campaigns with a focus on challenging hate speech, migration reporting, media literacy, and promotion of good governance and self-regulation.

Prior to joining the EJN, Tom worked as a freelance journalist specialising in covering Sudan and South Sudan and for four years was the associate editor of Sudan Tribune, a leading East African news website. His previous experience in Sudan includes; being part of the team of journalists that founded The Juba Post – an independent newspaper for South Sudan; working as a researcher for UNICEF; as information officer at SIHA Network – an East African women’s rights group; and as an English teacher at universities in Khartoum.