Theme: Media Ethics (Resources)

Article: At Ease with our Diversity Description

Keywords: Western Europe, UK, English, media diversity, media content, social diversity models, race & ethnicity The majority of Britons support multiculturalism, but the government still panders to a prejudiced minority. (by Gary Younge - The Guardian, 13 May, 2002) At Ease With Our Diversity.doc  

Article: Babel’s Table / Babel’s Table (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, Tthe Netherlands, Dutch, television program, multiculturalism, visual, social diversity models, media organization EN] The new season of MTNL’s television show Babel’s Table goes on with their search for guests that will make a change in the Dutch future. The guests at the table are of course multicultural and interesting because of their duality.  (Don’t call me a foreigner though you shouldn’t forget that I am foreign!) The show is looking for new faces of people that you won’t see daily in other programs of the public channels in The Netherlands. De conversations are alternated with several items or columns. [DU] In het nieuwe jaar gaat het MTNL programma de tafel van Babel door met de zoektocht naar gasten die voor de toekomst van Nederland het verschil uitmaken. De gasten aan de tafel van Babel zijn vanzelfsprekend multicultureel en interessant vanwege hun dubbelheid (Benoem mij nooit als allochtoon maar vergeet niet dat ik allochtoon ben!).  Het programma is nadrukkelijk op zoek naar nieuwe gezichten of mensen die je niet dagelijks tegenkomt in de programma’s van de publieke omroepen. De gesprekken worden afgewisseld met verschillende items of rubrieken http://detafelvanbabel.mtnl.nl  

Article: Bad treatments of foreign not accompanied minors by the Spanish Public Administartion / Malos tratos de la Administración española a los menores extranjeros no acompañados (only in Spanish)

Keywords: Western Europe, Spain, Spanish, children & youth, study, media ethics & diversity, human rights, resource for all, print This paper focuses on a new type of migration, involving the children of Moroccan origin. We can account for some 2,000 children of foreign origin in Moroccan protection systems. The number is really small compared with those in other European countries and the controversy raised about this group, especially in Catalonia, Madrid, Andalusia and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla. Why is this feeling of "collapse" as advocated by some of the systems for protecting children from different Autonomous Communities? Why is this image of "dangerousness" held many of the media about these children?  Badly treated Foreign Minors [ES].pdf

Article: BBC & Al Jazeera Coverage of Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Keywords: Ethnicity, race & national identity, religion & belief, UK, Middle East & North Africa, English, study, conflict, media ethics & diversity, print, TV, online, media The BBC and Al Jazeera are two of the world's biggest broadcasters. Arab Media Watch monitored how their respective English-language websites reported acts of violence between Israelis and Palestinians for four months, from 1 February to 31 May 2009.

Article: BBC Still Showing its 'Hideously White' Face

Keywords: Western Europe, UK, [EN], race & ethnicity, employment, media ethics & diversity, article, print, visual The recent double whammy in which the BBC was hit by two high-profile race discrimination cases has highlighted a central flaw in its diversity policy: simply recruiting ethnic minority staff without attempting to nurture and accommodate racial and cultural differences does not work. Article by Joy Francis - Guardian Unlimited, May 13, 2002. BBC Still Showing its 'Hideously White' Face [EN].doc

Article: BBC takes presenter off the air for anti-Arab comments

Keywords: Western Europe, English, race & ethnicity, conflict, religion, article The BBC suspended freelance television presenter Robert Kilroy-Silk after he wrote a newspaper article branding Arabs "suicide bombers, limb amputators, women repressors" and asked what they had given to the world other than oil. BBC takes presenter off the air for anti-Arab comments [EN].doc

Article: BBC's coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'misleading'

Keywords: Middle East, English, good practise, conflict, media. Study finds failures in news balance and depth. The BBC's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is "incomplete" and "misleading", including failing to adequately report the hardships of Palestinians living under occupation, an independent review commissioned by the corporation's board of governors has found. (The Guardian) BBC coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'misleading' [EN].doc   

Article: Best Practices for Newspaper Journalists

Keywords: International, North America, USA, [EN], guide, media ethics, freedom of expression, handbook, journalism, reporting, newspaper, news, fairness, diversity in general, print, on line, resources for media A Freedom Forum’s Free Press/Fair Press handbook for reporters, editors, photographers and other newspaper professionals on how to fair to the public. It is an examination of the concerns readers have expressed about newspapers and a list of best practices used in many of the nation’s newspapers to address those criticisms.  FFFAC Best Practices for Newspaper Journalists [EN].pdf

Article: Best Practices for Television Journalists

Keywords: International, North America, USA, [EN], guide, handbook, journalism, reporting, television, visual, news, fairness, media ethics, freedom of expression, diversity in general, conflict, resources for media A Freedom Forum’s Free Press/Fair Press handbook for reporters, producers, videographers, news directors and other broadcast professionals on how to be fair to the public. This handbook encourages practices that the public will see as being fair, thereby helping assure that television news gathering remains free.  FFFAC Best Practices for Television Journalists [EN].pdf

Article: Between the Lines: Stereotyping of Sisters in the Media

Keywords: North America, USA, Canada, English, religion & belief, report, study, media ethics & diversity, stereotypes Sister Phyllis Giroux conducted a study - for the Center for Media Literacy - of 50 United States' and Canadian articles and advertisements culled from Catholic and other newspapers and magazines that depicted nuns. How, she asks, do they represent - or misrepresent - religious women? Between the Lines - Stereotyping of Sisters in the Media [EN].doc  

 

Article: Bonuses tied to Diversity Targets

Keywords: International, English, diversity, media, ethnicity & race, print, article Mark Thompson is getting tough over diversity. He is demanding that targets must be met for increasing the numbers of staff from ethnic minorities and with disabilities – and any director who fails to deliver will not get an annual bonus. Article by Andrew Harvey, Ariel BBC, 17January, 2006. Bonuses tied to diversity targets [EN].doc

Article: Britain's fears: 'The Coming Hordes'

Keywords: All Europe, article, media content, roma & travellers Two Slovak journalists accuse British reporters of deliberately misinforming the public about Romani migrants. (TOL, 20 February 2004 ) Britain's fears 'The Coming Hordes'.doc

 

Article: British Media Coverage of Israeli Settlements

Keywords: Ethnicity, race & national identity, refugees, IDPs, asylum seekers & migrants, UK, Middle East & North Africa, report, media ethics & diversity, conflict, English This Arab Media Watch study is an analysis about the British media coverage of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian occupied territories. It’s made up of two parts: the first analyses the way settlements are reported in the British national press (using Lexis Nexis, excluding the Financial Times and Daily Express) during three months: 1 April - 1 July 2008.

Article: British Media Coverage of the US Raid on Syria

Keywords: Ethnicity, race & national identity, refugees, IDPs, asylum seekers & migrants, UK, US, Middle East & North Africa, report, conflict, English, print, media article Arab Media Watch monitored subsequent press coverage, analysing news articles for the number of sources quoted on each side, and the amount of word space given to each, regarding the US Raid on Syria on 26 October 2008. British Media Coverage of the US Raid on Syria [EN].pdf

Article: British Media Portrayals of Egypt

Keywords: Religion & belief, social diversity models, English, UK, Middle East & North Africa, study, media ethic & diversity, print, media For this study, Arab Media Watch monitored media portrayals of Egypt in all British national daily broadsheets and tabloids, from May 2008 to May 2009. www.arabmediawatch.com British Media Portrayals of Egypt [EN].pdf

Article: British Media Portrayals of Gaddafi in Italy

Keywords: Diversity in general, English, UK, Middle East & North Africa, Lybia, Italy, Gaddafi, study, media ethic & diversity, print, media article The British press demonstrated considerable interest in the visit of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to Italy in June 2009. Arab Media Watch collated and analysed press coverage of the visit, and found that along with previous examinations of Gaddafi and Libya in the British media, there is little positive to be said. www.arabmediawatch.com British Media Portrayals of Gaddafi in Italy [EN].pdf

Article: British Media Portrayals of Libya

Keywords: Ethnicity, race & national identity, UK, Middle East & North Africa, study, media ethic & diversity, English, online, print Arab Media Watch monitored and analysed commentary on Libya from the British national daily press for almost two years: June 2006 - May 2008. This study shows that the past is not forgotten and suspicions persist - along with a great deal of scepticism about the shift in international politics that allowed the country an attempt at shedding its old image. British Media Portrayals of Libya [EN].pdf

 

Article: British Media Portrayals of Somalia

Keywords: ethnicity, race & national identity, English, UK, Africa, media ethic & diversity, human rights, study, print This Arab Media Watch report compiles and analyses how Somalia has been portrayed in the British media. Across the board, the only consistent feature or element of context is violence.

Article: British Media Treatment of Israeli & Palestinian Deaths

Keywords: Diversity, ethnicity, race & national identity, UK, English, Middle East & North Africa, media ethics & diversity, human rights, study, print, TV, online article This is a study compiled by Arab Media Watch on the different language used to describe Israeli and Palestinian deaths. www.arabmediawatch.com British Media Treatment of Israeli & Palestinian Deaths [EN].pdf

Article: British Muslims: Media Guide

Keywords: UK, English, diversity, religion, Muslim, community, journalism, media ethics, guide, resources for media Ehsan Masood, a science journalist based in London, is the author of the book "British Muslims: Media Guide". Co-published with a number of Muslim sponsors, this book describes Britain's Muslim communities, their history, present and future. The British Council, the Association of Muslim Social Scientists and partners are publishing it to strengthen international understanding of the diverse nature of British society as a resource for journalists and others. It is published in the belief that a detailed and many-sided understanding of communities within British society gives us all a fuller, more subtle, and more accurate picture of Britain, its faiths and its cultures. Available in English  

 
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