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1 Ethical Journalism Network Building Trust In the New World Of Information Aidan White

2 Who we are A coalition of media professional groups from around the world committed to building trust in media and promoting principles of ethical journalism, good governance and self- regulation in the digital age

3 African Centre for Media Excellence African Media Initiative Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe Article 19 Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Association of Commercial Television in Europe CASCFEN Center for International Media Ethics Center For Media Freedom & Responsibility Editor-In-Chiefs Forum Hungary European Broadcasting Union European Federation of Journalists European Journalism Centre European Magazine Media Association European Newspaper Publishers Association European Publishers Council Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano Global Editors Network Global Forum for Media Development iMediaEthics International Association of Women in Radio & Television International Press Institute Internews Europe Media Diversity Institute MediaWise Online News Association Organization of News Ombudsmen Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism PANOS South Asia Punto24 Religion News Service Reynolds Journalism Institute South East Europe Media Organisation South East Europe Network for Media Professionalization Tanzania Journalists Alliance Thomson Foundation World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers World Press Freedom Committee

4 Turning the Page of Hate: Genocide and Terrorism 1994: 800,000 Killed. Hate media helped organise slaughter

5 Hate Speech in the Media Focus Islamaphobia Anti-Semitism Religion Race relations Migration Gender equality Homosexuality

6 Hate Speech and Charlie Fox News Birmingham a “no-go area” under Muslim control then this from Commentator Jeanine Pirro: We Need to Kill Them! Jan 10, 2015 Preview YouTube video Judge Jeanine Pirro: We Need to Kill Them! Jan 10, 2015 Preview YouTube video Judge Jeanine Pirro: We Need to Kill Them! Jan 10, 2015 https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=0w2 ZS231BAQ

7 Setting The Agenda The Pope: Insult religion and expect to get punched Salman Rushdie: Free speech is absolute Saudi Flogging for Dissident Blogger Attacks on churches and killings in Niger Moroccan Murdered in Islamaphobia Attack US, UK Prepare More Law for Public Surveillance and Internet Crackdown Political Extremism at Home and Abroad

8 European and Global Context The Middle East in Flames: Palestine, Syria and Libya, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Algeria and Tunisia. The Migration Story: Legitimate Debate, but Hijacked by Political Opportunists Global Media Wars – Ukraine, Syria and IS, the War on Terror Media Industry and Journalism in retreat

9 Challenges for Journalism 1.Perspective and Context 2.Show Humanity in telling the story 3.Defend Editorial Freedom: to publish or not to publish – either legitimate, but beware of self-censorship 4.Practice Slow Journalism: The Rush to Publish is not an ethical principle

10 A Five-Point Test for Hate The Status of the Speaker The Reach of the Speech The Intention of the Speaker The Content and Form of Speech The Economic, Social and Political Climate

11 Should we show these pictures? Slick, Seductive Power of the Net

12 The Political Challenge Crackdown on Hateful political speech Target Faiths that Generate Hate Build Structures for Dialogue – politics, journalism, faith-based communities, Human rights movement


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