The EJN’s impact 2017-18
In Europe the EJN gave the keynote speech to the Association of Journalism Education annual conference in the UK and gave one-day training on media ethics to students at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London as well as lectures at Brussels Free University and the European Media Institute in Florence.
Over the year the EJN took part in five events as part of the European Union Media Against Hate project with media support groups and the European Federation of Journalists in Brussels, Dublin, London, Rome, and Zagreb.
EJN Programme Report 2016
In co-operation with university partners the Director went to a Ghent University conference on Ethics and Human Rights Law as well as conferences and meetings in Oslo, with Oslo University College and in London, hosted by Overseas Development Institute to discuss migration and media policy which was also the theme of a meeting in early February
at the London School of Economics. There was also participation in an ethics course at City University.
EJN Board member Chris Elliott represented the Network at the IPI World Congress and World Media Summit, held in April in Doha, both supported by the Al Jazeera Media Network. During the month we also met with Chinese media leaders, attended the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, and made further presentations to universities
in Norway and Belgium.
In Brussels on May 25 the EJN contributed to a meeting of media experts and policymakers on the establishment of an EU mechanism on Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights” at the European Parliament. After the meeting the EJN (together with the European Federation of Journalists) drafted proposals for including media self regulation in each member state of the EU to be included in the new mechanism.
Codes of Ethics from Belgium
For more ethical codes for European media visit https://accountablejournalism.org/ethics-codes/europe
- Association Generale des Journalistes Professionnels de Belgique Recommendations
- Journalistic Principles
- Belgian Press Council Journalistic Code of Ethics
- Belgian Press Council : Code of Journalistic Principles