Theme: Media Ethics (Resources)

Article: Media Helping Media – Editorial Ethics

Keywords: International, English, ethics, guide, media ethics, diversity in general, journalism, reporting, methodology, education, fairness, sensitivity, all media formats, resources for media The MHM media ethics section is an introduction to some of the issues that confront journalists as they go about their work. It’s for journalists who want to provide responsible, issue-led journalism that informs the public debate so that the audience/users/readers can make educated choices. The modules are based on a desire to deliver editorial excellence that reaches the whole audience regardless of race, religion, nationality, personal preferences and social status, with balanced, impartial, fair, accurate and objective information.  1.Introduction.php.pdf  2.Accuracy.php.pdf  3.Fairness.php.pdf  4.Impartiality.php.pdf  5.Integrity.php.pdf  6.Interactivity.php.pdf  7.Offence.php.pdf  8.Politics.php.pdf  9.Privacy.php.pdf


Article: Media in Sri Lanka

Keywords: Rest of the world, Sri Lanka, English, socially disadvantaged groups, article, human rights, media ethics & diversity, freedom of expression & diversity, resource for media and NGOs, print, online Article written by Sanjana Hattotuwa, Senior Researcher, published by CPA in The Sunday Leader on the of 28 June 2009. The article points up the right for all citizens in Sri Lanka to have access to tools and technologies that allow them to produce, disseminate and consume news and information beyond traditional media coverage.  Media in Sri Lanka [EN].pdf

Article: Media in Sudan at a Crossroads

Keywords: Africa, Sudan, English, media, journalism, politics, report, study, print Journalists still face limitations in their profession. The main obstacles for independent and free media persist, with censorship and the harassment and persecution of journalists. At the same time, the profession faces the enormous challenge of building journalistic capacity and infrastructure.


Article: Media misreporting of mental illness is no joke

Keywords: Western Europe, [EN], disabilities, media, article, media ethics & diversity, print This article by The Press Gazette, shows that the 60% of UK people with mental health problems blame media coverage for discrimination that they experience in their daily lives. Liz Nightingale from Rethink, the UK's largest severe mental illness charity, writes that the organisation's members think that misrepresentation adds to a stigma that is often worse than the illness itself. Media misreporting of mental illness is no joke [EN].doc

Article: Media Portrayals of Morocco

Keywords: ethnicity, race & national identity, English, UK, Middle East & North Africa, media ethic & diversity, human rights, media, study, print Arab Media Watch monitored editorials, columns, commentaries, analyses and features from the British national daily press for 20 months: June 2006 - February 2008. This study focused on press commentary on Morocco rather than straight news coverage. As such, news articles were largely excluded. Media Portrayals of Morocco [EN].pdf

Article: Media reporting on Migrants / Wie Medien über Migranten berichten (only in German)

Keywords: Western Europe, Germany, German, migration, migrants, diversity, media ethics & diversity, report, online article, good & bad practices, journalism, hate speech, social diversity model, resource for all, print, online The following article examines the benefits of media integration in the larger context of communication and media research. As results from media content analysis show, the media spread a rather negative image of immigrants living here, thus contributing to the spread of the Natives Fremdenfeinlichkeit contribute. The authors give recommendations for a better media practice and also show perspectives of the research on media effects.  Media reporting on Migrants [DE].pdf

Article: Media Silent on Evidence of Israeli Targeting of Youngsters

Keywords: Children & youth, national identity, refugees, IDPs, UK, Middle East & North Africa, study, human rights, conflict, media ethics & diversity, English, print, online media This study, by Media Lens, highlights the lack of media coverage on a news fact about an Israeli aircraft who targeted a group of young Palestinian boys. Media Silent on Evidence of Israeli Targeting of Youngsters [EN].pdf

Article: Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics

Keywords: Russia, English, Russian, report, journalism, Sochi Games, ethics, all media formats “Please help get the reporters’ attention!” These were the words that a Russian construction worker wrote on a sheet of paper in Sochi, during the preparations before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The Committee to Protect Journalists produced a special report describing the biased reporting of the Russian media, who systematically ignored issues crucial to Sochi residents, directly affected by the arrival of the Olympics. Corruption, labour law violations, and other abuses related to the Games were hidden by journalists working for the local media. Under these circumstances, activists took on journalistic roles using social media and blogs to raise all the under-represented social, political, and economic issues. The report was published on January 28, 2014. Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics [EN] Освещение Олимпийских игр в Сочи: СМИ в «холодном оцепенении» [RU]  

Article: Media, gender and ethnicity / Media, gender en etniciteit (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, ethnicity, gender, media ethics and diversity, article, print [DU] Beeldvorming van allochtone vrouwen in en door de Vlaamse audiovisuele nieuwsmedia. Een inhouds- en receptieanalyse [EN]  The image of foreign woman in and by the Flemisch audiovisual newsmedia . An analyses.  media, gender and ethnicity [DU].doc  

Article: Media’s handicap / L'handicap dei media (only in Italian)

Keywords: Italy, Italian, disabled people, TV, media, representation, Centro Documentazione Handicap It’s a long article published by the CDH (Centro Documentazione Handicap) and the HP association, about the representation of disabled people in the Italian media. Underlining how journalist could help to get over the ‘taboo-feeling’ about this topic.

Article: Media’s new representation of seniors / Junge Ältere und Neue Medien (only in German)

Keywords: Western Europe, Germany, German, older people, media ethics & diversity, education, study, report, online article, resource for all, print, online Dr. Stang investigated in this speech the challenges posed by the increasing average age of the population for the media and media education represents. As the results of various studies show, older people are increasingly targeted for business and the media discovered. Apparently, it's demographic development is no longer tenable, productivity and social relevance only to the pair to work. Besides the so-called "Silver Economy", a response to increased market power of the older population, will begin a "Silver-Culture" to be established. In media education, this development but only rudimentary dejected. Stang therefore urges his colleagues to broaden their focus and approaches to media education for older people to develop and implement.  Media's new representation of seniors [DE].pdf

Article: Migrant impact on UK jobs and wages not harmful, says study

Keywords: Western Europe, UK, English, Refugees/IDPs, media content, study/report, print An ongoing investigation into refugees and asylum in the United Kingdom, by The Guardian newspaper. (The Guardian, 2009) Migrant impact on UK jobs and wages not harmful.doc

Article: Migrants in the Media / Migranten in den Medien – von der Ignoranz zum Kontakt? (only in German)

Keywords: Western Europe, Germany,German, diversity, migrants, media ethics & diversity, hate speech, journalism, report, study, online article, resource for all, print, online Media influences public opinion. You can stir up prejudice against minorities or relative. This paper analyzed on the basis of empirical surveys in the period 1981 to 2003, as migrants in the media and evaluated. Among other things, showed that media stereotypes of migrants not only to reproduce but still, especially in times of crisis. For example, the incidence of crime in connection with immigrants is called no relationship to reality. Even the over-representation of certain nationalities in the media contributes to the distorted representation of reality. The development of indicators to assess the quality of journalistic reporting is not only morally but also to empirically assess, may in the opinion of the authors to improve this situation.  Migrants in the Media [DE].pdf  

Article: Migration and Integration – Europe’s big challenge. What role do the media play?

Keywords: Western Europe, Eastern and South East Europe, All Europe, English, diversity, media ethics and diversity, media Literacy, integration, report, print Integration and cultural diversity are at the core components of how Europeans see themselves. They are the guiding principles of a multi-faceted process that is driving Europe toward political unity while at the same time maintaining the continent’s diverse languages and cultures.

Article: Mirroring Images: Ethnic Minorities in the South East European Press

Keywords: South East Europe, English, media diversity, study, report, ethnicity & race. An MDI commissioned research report on press coverage of ethnic minorities in South East Europe. The report is based on content analysis of newspapers in 10 countries and territories: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. It concludes that coverage of ethnic minorities is related to the quality of inter-ethnic relations in each country; that the press reflects widespread and deeply-rooted stereotypes and prejudices; and that journalistic practices that contribute to intolerance are rife throughout the region. Mirroring Images - Ethnic Minorities in SEE Press report FULL [EN].doc Mirroring Images - Ethnic Minorities in SEE Press report [EN].doc

Article: (only in Italian)

Keywords: Italy, Italian, radio, social, communication, media, website, minorities, culture, immigrants, intolerance, advertising campaign, ethnicity & race, social diversity models, initiative/Project, community/minority media, radio, online media Mondomigrante is a social communication project, promoted by the Italian radio “Contatto Radio – Popolare Network”. It is at the same time: a radio program, an advertising campaign against intolerance and a website. The radio program pays a lot of attention to topical news, culture, the third sector and to foreign communities and minorities living on the territory of Massa – Carrara (north/centre of Italy).  

Article: Monitoring Children Coverage in Mainstream Daily Albanian Newspapers

Keywords: South Eastern Europe, Albania, Albanian, print, newspapers, monitoring, report, children, youth, journalism A report about coverage of children in Albanian print media. Prepared by the Albanian Media Institute, an organization established by the end of 1995. Monitoring Children Coverage in Mainstream [AL].pdf


Article: Monitoring Children in Mainstream Daily Newspaper

Keywords: South Eastern Europe, Albania, Albanian, print, newspapers, monitoring, report, children, youth, print A report about coverage of children in Albanian print media. Prepared by the Albanian Media Institute, an organization established by the end of 1995. The monitoring was conveyed throughout October 2006, over 99 articles in 6 mainstream newspapers. Monitoring Children Coverage in Mainstream [AL].pdf  

Article: Monitoring Report: Messages of Russian TV

Keywords: International, Europe, US, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Partnership, English, media, monitoring, propaganda, TV, journalism, resources for media Media monitoring report conducted in 2015 by a Slovak monitoring group MEMO 98, Internews Ukraine and Yerevan Press Club (YPC) of Armenia finds that Russian viewers of television news and current affairs are being told that their country has been targeted by the United States in a ‘western plot’ to bring their country to its knees. Russian TV channels also accuse the US of fomenting the war with Ukraine, while the role of the EU has been downplayed, says the report.

Article: Mopani Junction: Zimbabwean radio soap opera on HIV/AIDS

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, English, media, health, sexuality, good practice, radio. Mopani Junction is a 104-episode radio soap opera about HIV/AIDS that is broadcast in Zimbabwe in three languages: English, Ndebele, and Shona. The series aims to challenge individuals, families, and communities to move beyond awareness of HIV/AIDS by thinking, talking, and taking action to protect and care for themselves and others. (Communication Initiative) Mopani Junction - Zimbabwean radio soap opera on HIV-AIDS [EN].doc

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