I hail from the world of journalism, which has seen its fair share of plagiarism scandals in the past decade or so, starting with the Jayson Blair affair at The New York Times in 2003. But plagiarism in the news business is a different animal from what’s being alleged of the speech Melania Trump delivered Monday night in Cleveland.
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.
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.
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.)”
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET PERMANENTLY BANNED FROM TWITTER?
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THE CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF ETHICS AND TOLERANCE IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE ON MIGRATION
The Ethical Journalism Network’s director, Aidan White, participated in the Africa e Mediterraneo and Lai-momo Summer School on Forced Migration and Asylum in Bologna on 15 July 2016. The event brought together international experts, academics and professionals to guide participants during five day of intensive training to foster debate on how to improve media coverage of migration.
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.”