18th September 2015
By Stefanie Chernow

Ethical Journalism Newsletter: September 18, 2015


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International Media Ethics Day Workshop: Does Freedom Of Expression Have Any Limits?

The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) in partnership with The Center for International Media Ethics (CIME) will be hosting an international dialogue entitled “Does Freedom Of Expression Have Any Limits?”, which will discuss on how free expression fits into society and journalism using case studies on migration, misogyny and acts of terrorism.

Press freedom is a basic condition for ethical journalism – journalists must be able to tell the truth without fear and intimidation. But from a media ethics standpoint, can freedom of expression go too far?

Q&A will be open before and during the live streaming event. Viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to our experts by clicking on the “Q&A” button on the right top corner of the screen. The event will be streamed live on YouTube and Google+ on September 25 at 3pm (GMT+2).

Ethical News And Debates

Migrants, Refugees Or Both?

Many questions have come up over the best way to describe the thousands of people who have begun entering Europe. Are they migrants? Refugees? Is there some better term that accurately describes them all? (Read more on the Associated Press)

CNN, NYT Asked To Drop ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Ahead Of Debate

While the Times has evolved in its use of the term, CNN declined to say whether it would recommend its on-air talent not use it. (Read more on the Huffington Post)

CNN Is Framing Its GOP Debate As Entertainment First, Policy Later

An all-too familiar face appears, accompanied by its all-too familiar scowl: “I’m not going anywhere, folks,” Donald Trump says. A bell rings, as if to start the next round of a prize fight. Then action shots of the Republican presidential candidates flash across the screen to a heavy drum beat typical of action movie trailers. (Read more on the Columbia Journalism Review)

The AP Stylebook Is Now An Interactive E-book

At more than 5,000 entries, the 2015 AP Stylebook is the biggest edition in its more than six decades of publication. The e-book makes it faster and easier to find a relevant style rule. Now journalists, students, public relations professionals and other writers and editors will have style guidance at the ready at all times. (Read more on Poynter)

The Reporters Committee And US Media Groups Join The Fight Over ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Rules

Since a European high court ruled more than a year ago that people could compel search engines to remove links to content about them, the debate over the “right to be forgotten” has been cast as a battle between various notions of privacy and Silicon Valley. (Read more on the Columbia Journalism Review)