WHY PLAGIARISM REALLY MATTERS
WHEN THE SKILL OF QUESTIONING IS LISTENING: INTERVIEWING REFUGEES IN EUROPE
|Filmmaker Reem Karssli knows first-hand the importance of reliable communications to refugees. Six months ago, she fled the war in Syria and is now a refugee herself in Germany where she became part of the team researching the communication needs of refugees for BBC Media Action’s Voices of Refugees report.|
Read the full article here. (BBC Media Action)
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE CHANGING FACE OF CONFLICT REPORTING
|When gunmen began firing indiscriminately at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport last month, British journalist Laurence Cameron was among the first to get the word out.|
The message he posted to Facebook read: “Something kicking off at the airport here in Istanbul, mass panic, people shouting about bombs. Rumours of an attack.”
Read the full article here. (Journalism.co.uk)
CAN FACT-CHECKING SAVE DEMOCRACY – AND JOURNALISM AS WE KNOW IT?
SOUTH SUDAN AUTHORITIES ARREST EDITOR, ORDER JUBA MONITOR TO CEASE PUBLISHING
|Authorities in South Sudan should immediately and unconditionally release South Sudanese journalist Alfred Taban, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Taban, editor-in-chief of the independent English-language daily Juba Monitor, has been held without charge since July 16, according to colleagues and media reports.|
Read the full article here. (CPJ)
NEW YORK TIMES SAYS ANONYMOUS SOURCES HAVE DROPPED 30%
|The New York Times has been monitoring its use of anonymous sources this year. Phil Corbett, associate managing editor for standards, told Times public editor Elizabeth Spayd, who recently succeeded Margaret Sullivan, that: “In the four months since we laid out the new policies, we’ve seen a measurable drop in the prevalence of anonymous sourcing. (Precise numbers are hard to nail down, but our estimate would be in the range of a 30 percent decrease.)”|
Read the full article here. (iMediaEthics)
KIEV CAR BOMB KILLS TOP BELARUSIAN JOURNALIST SHEREMET
|A car bomb explosion has killed a leading Belarusian journalist and Kremlin critic, Pavel Sheremet, in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.|
He hosted a morning news show on Radio Vesti and reported for Ukrayinska Pravda, a popular news website.
Read the full article here. (BBC)
HOW DO JOURNALISTS COPE SO WELL (IF THEY DO) WITH STRESS?
|Do journalists cope well with stress? If so, how do they do it? Those fascinating questions will be asked next week by neuroscientist Tara Swart at a London Press Club event.|
She will ask for journalists to come forward to take part in a “rigorous and scientifically credible” study.
Read the full article here. (Guardian)
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET PERMANENTLY BANNED FROM TWITTER?
|“We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”|
Read the full article here. (NPR)
THE CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF ETHICS AND TOLERANCE IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE ON MIGRATION
ETHICAL JOURNALISM IN THE DIGITAL ERA: COUNTERING PROPAGANDA AND HATE SPEECH
|On 14 July 2016, the Ethical Journalism Network’s director, Aidan White, attended the Summer School for Journalists and Media Practioners in Florence, Italy. This year the theme was “Journalism in the Digital Age”.|
Read the highlights of the event here. (EJN)
TURKISH JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PRESS FREEDOM PRIZE FOR 2016
|The Ethical Journalism Network and the other groups in a coalition of international freedom of expression groups was this week recognised by the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC) in their annual Press Freedom Awards. The Grand Jury decided that the Coalition of International Free Expression Groups merit the Press Freedom Prize “for the unique solidarity unparalleled in the past, it showed against the assaults on press freedom in Turkey, for its efforts to bring to international platforms the violation of rights and for instilling in their Turkish colleagues the feeling that they are not alone.”|
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