‘Why are ethics important?’ | ‘Zašto je etika važna?’
The EJN’s founder and president, Aidan White, talks about the five core ethical values of journalism and why they are important for journalists, media literacy and how they can make journalism more accountable to their audience at a press conference on 14 February 2018 to launch of a project in partnership with the Montenegro Media Institue (Institut za medije Crne Gore).
RESPECT – Advancing respect for ethical standards by media and respect for ethical media by citizens
The project aims to achieve a common understanding in Montenegro what makes the core ethics of journalism and to inform and inspire the stakeholders how to make ethical journalism work and thus contribute to increase in the overall quality of reporting and trust in media. Specifically, the project aims to improve the capacities of key stakeholders to reinforce the Code of Ethics in the media in Montenegro and to increase the role of citizens in advancing ethical journalism. The project will create an open space for public discussion on media ethics and promotion of the Code of Ethics, and to enrich a public debate with experience and good practice presented by experts and practitioners from the region and EU. Journalism students will be given an opportunity to obtain practical skills by engaging in action and to strengthen their knowledge of the Code of Ethics and its application in practice.
For more information go to: https://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/montenegro-ethical-standards
For more on self-regulation and trust in media read our Trust Factor report.