30th June 2015
By Stefanie Chernow

Ethical Journalism Newsletter: June 30, 2015

Ethical Journalism News And Debates

OSCE Tweetchat: Digital threats and abuse towards female journalists

On Thursday 25 June The EJN took part in a Twitter discussion, hosted by the OSCE, on the phenomenon related to female journalists’ safety – an issue that is also getting increasing attention on an international level. The discussion was run by Dunja Mijatovic, who is the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. 

Q&A with UNESCO’s Guy Berger: How to combat impunity for crimes against journalists

Looking back at his political imprisonment in his native South Africa in the early 1980s as a journalist, Guy Berger says journalism safety trainings could have come in handy. (Read more on ijnet)

BBC internal survey reveals staff concerns over bullying, harassment, recruitment processes and management

An internal BBC survey has shown that bullying, recruitment processes and confidence in senior management are the primary concerns of staff. (Read more on Press Gazette)

Keeping up to date with FOI and open data: new mailing list launched

Matt Burgess, the man behind FOI Directory (and the former editor of Help Me Investigate Education) has launched a new weekly email newsletter providing regular updates on developments in Freedom of Information and transparency. (Read more on Online Journalism Blog)

Reports & Resources

Nepal: Humanitarian Reporting Guideline


This resource (in Nepalese) provides guidelines for journalists reporting in humanitarian crises.

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Freedom of Expression, Media Law and Defamation

International Press Institute and the Media Legal Defence Initiative

The 55-page manual, “Freedom of Expression, Media Law and Defamation,” summarises key principles of European jurisprudence on defamation and is intended to provide support to lawyers representing media practitioners who have been sued or charged with libel, while also helping journalists to understand their rights under international and European human rights mechanisms.

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New Organisations Joining The EJN

Welcome to the Network!

The Ethical Journalism Network would like to extend a warm welcome to its newest supporters: The Albanian Media Institute, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, Free Press Unlimited, and The Center for Media Research – Nepal.

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The EJN Newsletter Will Return On Tuesday, July 7, 2015.