15th April 2014
By Stefanie Chernow

Open Journalism and the open road ahead

Small and big world news is published and debated in a seemingly never-ending stream of posts, tweets, and comments on social networking and news websites. A new type of reporting – Open Journalism – is emerging with the growing digitalization and the greater freedom it has brought.

Open Journalism is a new practice of involving the readers and using their content stirs up a variety of questions, legal, regulatory and ethical. It raises questions on how to deal with issues we attach to traditional journalism like protection of sources, access to information and editorial independence.

In 2014 the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will hold a series of meetings among experts, policymakers and regulators touching on the practice and terminology of Open Journalism, legal issues, accountability and regulatory challenges.

More information can be found on the OSCE website.