|On Saturday 13th February a podcast from the Ethical Journalism Network about the ethical issues faced by journalists covering natural disasters and conflicts was broadcast internationally as part of UNESCO’s annual celebration of radio.|
You can listen to the broadcast on soundcloud, the EJN website and the World Radio Day website.
The podcast also discusses the Ethical Journalism Network’s five point test for hate-speech, which was launched as part of our campaign “Turning the page of hate” in Kigali in 2014 to mark two decades since the Rwandan genocide. The five point test for hate-speech infographic can be downloaded in English here, in French here and in Arabic here.
For more on World Radio Day 2016 read our blog.
|The first month of the year witnessed a remarkable decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine compared to the previous month. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” monitored a total of 26 violations during January 2016, of which were 13 committed by Israel and 13 committed by the Palestinian side. This number is much lower than the 63 violations reported in the last month of 2015.|
Read the full article here. (Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA”)
|On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd did something too rare in TV news this election cycle: He challenged Donald Trump’s persistent claim of being a vocal opponent of the 2003 Iraq invasion.|
This Huffington Post article highlights how few TV journalists have challenged the Republican presidential hopeful’s claims of being a vocal opponent of the Iraq war as early as 2003 despite numerous fact checkers highlighting for months that no evidence of this exists. Following the Huffington Post’s decision in December to move Trump from their entertainment to their politics section of their website, after his call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”, this week’s Huffington Post article, like others about Trump, now conclude with an editor’s note that pull’s no punches in informing the reader of the context which the editor feels Trump’s comments should be framed in:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
In summer 2015, a much-criticized decision by Europe’s human rights court left online portals anxious about what comments they allowed on their sites. Now, the same court has reversed that decision in a lawsuit lodged by two Hungarian websites. That means less stress for online media. Read the full article here. (Media Power Monitor)
|On Thursday 11 February representatives of the Ethical Journalism Network attended a panel discussion hosted by Polis LSE and the London Press Club on how journalists should engage with and report on the refugee crisis.|
You can read our summary of the event here. (EJN)
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