Ethical Journalism Newsletter: November 18th, 2014


Ethical Journalism News

Beirut Seminar Targets Arab Media Hate Speech

Are we ready to tolerate people saying awful things about us in the media without reacting and by not inciting violence? We should be, according to Aidan White, the director of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), who expressed concern about the crisis of hate speech in the Arab region, fueled in great part by the media. (via The Huffington Post)

Kremlin Has Mastered Propaganda, But Not Photoshop: Fake MH17 Photo Lights Up RuNet

We may never know who decided it was a good idea to headline a state-run television channel’s news show with a fabricated photograph, but it is certainly far from the first time that the Russian government has taken liberties with photographs or, for that matter, with journalistic objectivity. (via Global Voices)

We Need More Women In Leadership, But Won’t Get There ‘Solely By Looking At The Roadblocks’

Today Poynter begins the Push for Parity Essay series, in which we hear the stories and advice of successful women media leaders, along with male leaders with a track record for promoting women. In doing so, we believe we can identify more pathways to success than there are locked doors. If you would like to submit a pitch or a completed essay, you can email your submission to (via Poynter)

ISIS In The News: Lessons For Coverage From CNN, Al Jazeera and France 24

Following the release of another video by the terrorist organisation, how can news outlets cover the brutalities of this conflict without playing into the hands of propaganda? (via

PSNI Silent Over Spying On Northern Ireland Journalists

The PSNI is refusing to state if it used anti-terror legislation to spy on journalists. It claimed that detailing its use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act could undermine national security. (via The Belfast Telegraph)


EJN Members Meeting

London, UK

December 4th: EJN supporters are invited to our meeting where we will discuss our programmes for 2015 and the launch of the network as a formal charity registered in the UK. There will also be a discussion on how we follow up the recent international reports on self-regulation and media corruption.

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