The Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the Indonesian Press Council and the Institute for Peace and Democracy, is today holding the 6th Bali Media Forum Open Goals: Ethics in the information game in Nusa Dua, Bali from 8 to 10 October. The Forum is exploring how journalism and independent media can play a vital part in building a new vision for quality information in the internet age.
The task of covering Ebola is a tricky one for the media. Too much coverage, and we look like we’re being exploitative with scare tactics. Too little coverage, and we get blamed for not enlightening our audience of its scope. (via Poynter)
It’s hard to dispute the public’s dismay over climate change. When hundreds of thousands of people take to the Manhattan streets, as they did in the People’s Climate March last month, something big is clearly happening. But a year ago, the signs weren’t particularly good for coverage of the environment in The New York Times. (via New York Times)
A set of rules has been established by the Islamic State militant group for any journalists reporting in the area of Deir Ezzor, Syria, the media group Syria Deeply said Tuesday. The 11 concrete rules, all said to be non-negotiable, were established directly by ISIS for any journalists “who wish to continue working in the governorate.” (via Huffington Post)
Al Jazeera English always tried to work separately from its sister Arabic channel to avoid trouble with Egyptian authorities. In the end, the facts suggest the journalists took the fall for the failed inactions and judgement of their employer. (via iMediaEthics)
The way The Hindu newspaper covered one of the defining news moments of recent times — the conviction of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa — deserves to be looked at very closely. It recognised the importance of the verdict. It realised that there are both legal and political implications. (via The Hindu)