|Evidence has emerged that Prima TV ordered its journalists to report negatively on refugees. In a recording of an editorial meeting last year, the channel’s head of news is heard telling reporters to present asylum seekers as a threat or consider finding new jobs. The audio file was made public on Tuesday by independent news website HlídacíPes.org and has sparked a debate about journalistic ethics. I asked Hlídací Pes’s founder Robert Břešťan how he had reacted on first hearing the recording.|
Read the full article here. (Radio Prague)
|In this new film for the Trust, some of the freelancers we’ve supported recount terrifying events that most of us find hard to imagine. Sadly, for those of us who work here, real-life stories like these have become everyday tales.|
Read the full article here. (Rory Peck Trust)
|Zelalem Kibret remembers the day: July 8, 2015. He was in a prison library reading a biography of Malcolm X, his own copy, when some guards called his name and handed him a piece of paper. The message: All charges against him were withdrawn. He was being released.|
Read the full article here. (NPR)
|Kiishweko is part of a growing number of Tanzanian journalists who are increasingly leveraging the popularity of WhatsApp in the country and turning it into a tool for reporting the news.|
Read the full article here. (IJNet)
|A few weeks ago, the Swiss research institute Media Tenor published an analysis, which showed that British broadcaster BBC, over the last 15 years, had provided more negative coverage about the EU than about Vladimir Putin.|
Read the full article here. (EurActiv)
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE MARKING STATEWATCH’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY- CIVIL LIBERTIES, THE STATE, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
|10:00 – 17:00, Saturday 25 June 2016|
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 ( map)
For 25 years Statewatch has been working to publish and promote investigative journalism and critical research in Europe in the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties, accountability and openness. We invite you to join us in London on 25 June 2016 at our Conference where there will be:
Workshops and discussions on the refugee crisis in the Med and in the EU; mass surveillance; the EU’s crisis of legitimacy and accountability; the policing of protest and criminalisation of communities; racism, xenophobia and the far right; strategies of resistance and the defence of civil liberties.
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EUROPEAN MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE REFUGEE QUESTION- INSTITUTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN (IEMED)
|As part of the Institute of the Mediterranean’s series of conferences on Migration around the Mediterranean, the Ethical Journalism Network’s Advisor, Jean-Paul Marthoz, the EU Correspondent for the Committee to Protect Journalists, will be attending a roundtable on the European Media coverage of the Refugee question in Barcelona on 20 June 2016. The roundtable discussing will include an exploration of the Ethical Journalism Network’s recent report: Moving Stories – International Review of How Media Cover Migration. The debate will focus on how the refugee issue has been approached from the different European countries, what the dominant narratives are, what are the ethical considerations media professionals need to have when dealing with refugees, and how media professionals have coped with the situation. Journalists who have experience of covering migration will also be taking part.|
Read more information about the event here.
SECOND EUROPEAN MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY FORUM
|The Ethical Journalism Network’s director, Aidan White, will be speaking at the inaugural Aegean Summit in Athens on July 1st. The event hopes to become a forum for new and independent media in the Euro-Mediterranean & MENA with international speakers and participants.|
The EJN will be participating in the session on the second day of the summit focusing on how migration & refugee crisis is being covered in the region’s media, referring to the findings from the EJN’s Moving Stories report on how media cover migration. The session will also explore how to work collaboratively to improve media literacy, responsible communications, tackle hate speech & intolerance, and strengthen self-regulation of independent media.
Read more about the event here.