Ethical Journalism Newsletter: November 25th, 2014


Ethical Journalism News

Raising The Cost Of Lies

LatAm Chequea was the first-ever gathering of journalists from across Latin America to talk about investigative fact-checking. One reporter recounts why fact-checking has taken off in Argentina as a way to weed false claims from public debate, and rebuild trust with elected leaders and the media. (via AFP)

3 Lessons From The G20 Summit ‘Factcheckathon’

Nine fact-checking websites joined forces to fact-check the statements made by world leaders during the G20 summit in Australia. (via Poytner)

Media Lessons From the Benghazi Charade

The calling cards of anger and denial have been on display since Friday afternoon when the House Intelligence Committee, led by Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, released the findings of its two-year investigation into the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. Becoming the sixth government inquiry to come to a similar conclusion, the report found nothing to support the allegations behind Fox News’ ongoing Benghazi witch-hunt. (via The Huffington Post)

The Role Of Social Media In The South Sudan Crisis

The violence that began in December 2013 affected many parts of South Sudan and had a disproportionate impact in Juba, Bor, Bentiu, and Malakal. In light of the political crisis, the survey shows how the Internet, and social media in particular, was instrumental in facilitating the violence. (via European Journalism Centre)

Life Outside Ipso And The Guardian’s Review Panel For A Post-PCC World

Readers of the Guardian previously had three processes they could pursue if they wished to make a complaint about its journalism: the readers’ editor, the PCC, or in extreme cases the courts. With that middle route now closed to complainants because the Guardian is not a member of Ipso, those who are dissatisfied with the readers’ editor’s decisions can now appeal to an independent review panel. (via The Guardian)


Election 2015: Making Media Reform a Manifesto Issue

You are warmly invited to a meeting in Parliament on Monday 1 December 6.30pm-8pm in Committee Room 10, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1 to prepare for an election media manifesto. (via Media Reform Coalition)

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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