12th November 2013
By Stefanie Chernow

Ethical Journalism for Democracy: Recap of the Bali Media Forum 2013


Inside Ethics

Storify Summary of the Bali Media Forum 2013

Couldn’t make it to the Bali Media Forum this year? The Ethical Journalism Network aggregated the best tweets from the conference in order to keep you in the loop of key concepts and conclusions.

Strengthening the Craft of Journalism: EJN Targets Self-regulation and Media Corruption

The future of journalism may look bleak to many, but it’s not all bad news for the beleaguered media industry. There’s a growing movement both inside and outside traditional newsrooms to reinforce and promote the ethical base of media work.

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Can Journalists Trust the U.N. System To Help Control Hate Speech?

The following article was a speech given by Tom Kent, Standards Editor for The Associated Press, at the The Bali Media Forum 2013 .

I’ve certainly been given a challenging topic for this morning: “Can journalists trust the U.N. system?” That is, can the U.N.

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What Democratic Elections Require From Media

In countries such as my own, Singapore, where traditional journalism has been handicapped by government restrictions, the relative freedom of the internet has been a huge blessing.

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Nine signs the journalism on Africa you’ve just encountered is trash

You may already have accepted that those images of swollen potbellies underneath protruding ribs, those sticky flies sitting on the starving child’s eyebrows and lips, those panoramic views of refugee camps are not the be-all and end-all of Africa.

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New Reports & Resources

A Clash of Cultures: Hate Speech, Taboos, Blasphemy, and the Role of News Media

CIMA is pleased to release A Clash of Cultures: Hate Speech, Taboos, Blasphemy, and the Role of News Media, by Jane Sasseen. The ability of individuals to openly speak their minds is a core principle not only of American journalism, but American democracy.

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PunditFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and the Poynter Institute, dedicated to checking the accuracy of claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows, and other members of the media. Read more on the PunditFact website.

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Upcoming Events

Seminar in cooperation with Norwegian Institute of Journalism in Tunisia

Side Event of the Arab Free Press Forum

The Norwegian Institute of Journalism and Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) are organizing a seminar on journalism and ethics in Hammamet in Tunisia 21 – 23 November in collaboration with the local UNESCO office and others.

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The 6th Arab Free Press Forum

Tunis, Tunisia

The Arab Free Press Forum is a unique event that brings together media professionals from across the Arab world to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, experience and best practice at every level of the news industry.

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The EJN On: Media and Governance

The Importance of Good Governance

It’s not just in the newsroom where standards need to be applied. Ethics and self-regulation are equally important in the boardroom. Owners and managers of media are not exempt from practicing standards they expect of their journalists.

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