Theme: Media Ethics (Resources)

Article: JED Feather and Freedom / JED Plume et Liberté (only in French)

Keywords: Africa, French, journalism, newspaper, news, ethics, freedom of expression & diversity, press, media, human rights, resource for all, print, online This is a newspaper published by francophone Journalists In Danger (JED). JED is an independent organization created in Kinshasa through the initiative of a group of Congolese journalists (RDC) and it’s dedicated to defending and promoting freedom of press in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 8 other African Countries covered by the OMAC (Organisation of Central African Media).  JED Plume et Liberte 009 [FR].pdf  JED Plume et Liberte 011 [FR].pdf  JED Plume et Liberte 2005 [FR].pdf  JED Plume et Liberte [FR].pdf

Article: JED Freedom of Press during election periods (only in French)

Keywords: Africa, French, freedom of press, free press, media, politics, report, information This in-depth report covers the realities behind what freedoms the media and the press have during election periods in Africa. It proposes its own recommendations to be followed in order to achieve a truly free press as opposed to a politically controlled and oppressed press that struggles to bring the truth to the eyes and ears of the people.  JED Freedom of Press during election periods [FR].pdf

Article: JED Freedom of Press in Central Africa 2008 (only in French)

Keywords: Africa, French, media, free press, journalism, ethics, politics, case study, report, study This annual report covers all the action related to African media, specifically its limitations, the problems it faced, the journalists lost to assassination or incarceration etc. Written with a rough and direct style, this report cuts to the chase and shows things as they are, highlighting just how important change is really needed.  JED Freedom of Press in Central Africa 2008 [FR].pdf

Article: Joint Israeli-Palestinian Media Discourse Project

Keywords: Middle East, English, conflict, media. "Words Can Kill, Too" is a joint Palestinian-Israeli action for an alternative public and media discourse run by the ‘Keshev - Center for Protection of Democracy in Israel ' and ‘Miftah - The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy'. The aim of the project is to encourage a public and media discourse free of incitement, prejudice and dehumanization of the other in Israel and Palestine , through monitoring, research, advocacy, and lobbying activities. Joint Israeli-Palestinian Media Discourse Project [EN].pdf  

Article: Jonesboro Were the Media Fair?

Keywords: USA, North America, English, violence, school shootings, youth, case study, report, media, journalism, media ethics & diversity, media content (any kind), freedom of expression, hate speech, resource for all, print This report on how the press covered the schoolyard shootings in Jonesboro, Ark, is part of a multiyear examination of fairness in the news media by the Freedom Forum. The project began in 1997 with the premise that public standards for the news media are higher than ever, but some journalists may not understand that. Our examination of fairness is taking place in a number of ways with the purpose of improving understanding between the public and the press. The report can be found under the following link:        

Article: Journalism and Terrorism

Keywords: North America, USA, English, journalism, terrorism, study, report, print This paper reports the results of a phone survey of managing editors and news directors from newspapers and television stations across the United States. The sample included approximately equal numbers of large, medium and small news organizations.

Article: Journalism in the multicultural society / Journalistiek in de multiculture samenleving (only in Dutch)

Keywords: International, Dutch, report, multiculturalism, media ethics and diversity, report, print [EN] This report focuses on the improvement of the quality of the coverage of the multicultural society. Journalists struggle with the question of how to write about the multi-ethnic society. Journalist Bart Top gives practical trainings on this specific kind of news writing.  Different journalist will give their opinion and tips and several solutions; their techniques vary and different solutions are given.

Article: Journalist Award 2009

Keywords: diversity in general, Europe, journalism, media, award, competition, peace journalism, print media, online media The Journalist Award Competition is now on its sixth edition. It’s addressed to online or print journalists in the EU who, through their work, contribute to a better public understanding of the benefits of diversity and the fight against discrimination. The competition is open to journalists who write on issues of discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation. All entries must have been published in a print or online media outlet which has its main editorial office in one of the 27 EU Member States.

Article: Journalists draft Burma's first guidelines for coverage of children

Keywords: Asia, Burma, English, good practise, children & youth, guide. Two dozen young journalists drafted a code of ethics as part of a training recent training course in Burma. The code included the first set of guidelines for Burmese journalists reporting on children. Journalists draft Burma's first guidelines for coverage of children [EN].doc

Article: Killing Screens: Media in Times of Conflict

Keywords: International, English, conflict, media, report, study. Many journalists become desktop murderers during a country's decline, according to journalist Dr Dusan Reljic, whose book "Killing Screens: Media in Times of Conflict" is an examination of the connection between journalism and conflict. The spiral of real violence is often initially prepared in the media and almost always twisted further by it, according to this study, which looks at how - in situations of intra-state tension and conflict - the same basic journalistic methods are applied in different political cultures. (by Dr Dusan Reljic, The European Institute for the Media, 2001) Killing Screens - Media in Times of Conflict [EN].pdf  

Article: King’s College Study on UK Media Coverage of the 2016 EU Referendum Campaign

Keywords: International, English, UK, EU, Referendum, Brexit, immigration, migrants, refugees, diversity in general, journalism, media, all media formats, resources for media A study by King’s College London’s Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, shows that immigration was ‘the most prominent referendum issue’ in the UK media during the EU Referendum campaign in 2016. Most print front pages during the pre-Referendum or Brexit campaign focused on immigration. For example, out of the 195 EU Referendum-related front pages in the UK print media, 99 focused on immigration, followed by the economy with 82 front pages. The study’s authors also highlight a clear and important shift towards a stronger emphasis on immigration during the 10-week campaign. The study is the first to analyse all articles referencing political issues within the context of the EU Referendum that were published by the 20 main UK news outlets online during the official 10-week campaign, 15,000 articles in total. These outlets include the online platforms of national press and broadcasters as well as online only news outlets. All front-page lead stories on every print newspaper were also incorporated in the analysis.

Article: Kristina Bojanovic Media and Identities

Keywords: International, English, media, identity, ethics, rules, law, journalism, report, review, print This text represent reaction on huge authority of exterior experience that is given to us in aggressive forms of media authority and strategic – technological manipulation with person, its identity, community and human world generally, treating to put out the personal fire that burns in spiritual space of art, religion and relation toward Other.

Article: Legal instruments for combating racism on the Internet (2009)

Keywords: International, English, Books, publications, internet, online, racism, ethnicity, online Various national and international legal instruments punish hate speech. However, the specific nature of the Internet calls for the adoption of new strategies to combat hate speech promoting racism and violence, which is widely and swiftly disseminated on the web.

Article: Losing the war on news

Keywords: Middle East, English, article, conflict, media. Many Britons still fail to understand fully the reality of the Middle East conflict. Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick of the journalism think-tank 'Reporting the World' argue that media coverage is distorting the public's understanding. (Press Gazette) Losing the war on news [EN].doc

Article: Manual for Journalists covering Disability in Africa

Keywords: Africa, English, guide, manual, disabilities & health. Journalists in Africa who want to include the concerns of people with disabilities in their news coverage can consult a training manual released by the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities . The manual is intended to help the some 80 million persons with disabilities in Africa that are often discriminated against and excluded from schools, work opportunities and health services, to become more visible in their societies, according to the report's introduction. Manual for Journalists covering Disability in Africa [EN].pdf

Article: Manual for reporters covering HIV/AIDS online

Reporters who cover HIV/AIDS issues can utilize the online resource: The training manual (PDF), published by Inter Press Service, is made of up of three parts and designed to be used as part of a week-long training session on gender and HIV. It argues the importance of gender training for the media, as research shows that news is told largely through the eyes, voices and perspectives of men. The manual also discusses the role of the media in addressing gender stereotypes, providing a gender analysis framework. It covers gender and HIV/AIDS, discussing vulnerability, stigma and discrimination of both men and women. The final section addresses practical reporting issues, such as key term definitions and correct terminology.  

Article: Marginalised Communities and the Media

Keywords: International, English, diversity, minority, marginalized communities, community media, new media, social networks, interactive map, map, articles In the following map, you can find the links of the articles, written by Students of the 2011/2 International Journalism MA of the City University, regarding the marginalised minorities or communities in their own countries/regions. Special attention has been given on how the community had been covered in the past and on how many (of the members) could now tell their own stories using new media and social networks. Here is the link of the interactive map.  

Article: Mass Media for a Minority

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Hungary, English, article, roma, media ethics & diversity, radio, employment, online As it tries to find its own voice, Budapest’s Romani radio station is caught between the mission of serving its audience and the necessity of attracting more advertisers. Article by Doug Merli - TOL Online, 18 October 2002. Mass Media for a Minority [EN].doc  

Article: MDI Report on Media in Four Regions in Russia

Keywords: Russia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, English, Russian, ethnic minorities, Muslims, Chechens, migrants, Caucasians, women, LGBT, study, report, media monitoring, print, TV, online This Media Diversity Institute (MDI) report was conducted in the second half of 2013 in four Russian regions - Dagestan, Stavropol, Saratov, Sverdlovsk. It was aimed at better understanding if and how regional media in Russia are portraying migrants, and ethnic, gender and vulnerable groups. MDI report is part of the project "Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting". This MDI project in partnership with the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) aspired to contribute to greater freedom of expression for all viewpoints in Russian society, and to promote equality and fight discrimination, by equipping journalists with the skills to report ethically and inclusively on ethnic and racial diversity. This report is available in Russian and English language. It was conducted by Anna Sevortian, consultant and former director for Human Rights Watch in Russia (2010-2013). MDI_Monitoring_Report_in_Russia EN MDI_Monitoring Report_in Russia RU

Article: MDI Reporting Diversity Manual (Balkan Edition)

Keywords: All Regions, Balkans, English, Albanian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Diversity in General, Journalism, Guide, Media Ethics, Print Media, Training Materials. This Media Diversity Institute manual provides instructions and advice for journalists on how to avoid stereotypes and report responsibly on diversity, without spreading hate speech or prejudices. The manual includes sections on ethnicity, religion, gender, people with disabilities, socially disadvantaged groups, elderly people, refugees, sexual orientation, and political dissidents. Each section contains reporting tips and detailed analysis of concrete examples from the print media (taken from newspapers from South East Europe, Western Europe and the US). Training modules are also included. Published by MDI in 2002. For more info contact (Also available in Albanian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian). English:  Reporting Diversity Manual - Balkan [EN].pdf Albanian:  Reporting Diversity Manual [SQ].pdf   Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian:  Reporting Diversity Manual [SR-BS-HR].pdf  

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