29 November 2016

INSIDE ETHICS BLOG: What now for journalism students?

After our Director, Aidan White, took part in a debate on "Media under fire? Lessons from the US Elections" at SOAS on Friday, Giselle Green from Constructive Voices sent us this interesting blog outlining what journalists need to know about constructive journalism. If you have an article that you would like to submit for our Inside Ethics Blog please get in touch.  

Today, I am in Athens to speak at the launch a new Publishing and Journalism Code of Conduct for online media in Greece. For more background on the ethical debates within Greek media you can also read New Ethics in the Era of New Media by Christos T. Panagopoulos the Online Political Editor and Columnist at

Tom Law, EJN Director of Campaigns and Communications

INSIDE ETHICS BLOG: New Ethics in the Era of New Media

This comic book sets a standard for journalism that even journalists will admire (
How Le Monde is taking on fake news (DIGIDAY)
How photojournalists can be less intimidating on assignment
Index on Censorship: journalists now under 'unprecedented' attack (Guardian)
Facebook doesn't need to ban fake news to fight it (Guardian)
Inside a Fake News Sausage Factory: ‘This Is All About Income’ (NYT)

Code For Africa: You have until Dec 01 to submit ideas to the $1m InnovateAfrica fund for digital journalism.

Winners will receive up to $100,000 each in seed funding, along with additional technology support, business and editorial mentoring, and help accessing media markets across the world.

#innovateAFRICA is designed to help African media experiment with leapfrog technology, including mobile apps, 'bots, drones, sensors, 360° video, augmented reality, and data-driven journalism. The initiative also seeks to help African media diversify its business models, and deepen its engagement with audiences.

Applying is easy: just answer eight (8) simple questions, and tell us how much you need for your project.

Find out more here: $1 Million Fund Will Help African Media Leapfrog Digital Challenges

NIGERIA: Bloggers harassed as politicians take offence at online criticism (FT)
LIBERIA: Liberian Journalists Endorse National Media Council (GNN)

CANADA: Canada’s government imagines what a news-less future might look like (Nieman Labs)
SALVADOR: El Faro collaborates with New York Times to report on gangs (Knight Centre)
US: Russian propaganda effort helped spread "fake news" during election, experts say (Washington Post)
US: Mr. Trump, let journalists do their job (Washington Post)
PHILIPPINES: Anti-Marcos journalist's verified account disabled by Facebook (ABS-CBN)
UK: Fidel Castro: he was no hero, says the UK's national press (Guardian)
UK: Judge rules Russian whistleblower's inquest to be heard in secret despite arguments from Guardian group (Press Gazette)
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Ethical problems in advertising on the rise, study finds (University of Texas at Austin)

New Translations of the EJN 5-Point Test for Hate Speech

The Council of Europe, European Federation of Journalists, UNESCO, and other partners have helped us translate the EJN 5-point test for hate speech into 7 new languages including Albanian, Dutch, Indonesian, Macedonian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian. The test is already available in Arabic, English and French.

Visit the Accountable Journalism database of codes of media ethics
Ethical Journalism Network releases new guidelines for migration coverage (IJNET)
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