Aidan White, the Director of the Ethical Journalism Network spoke with us about hate speech and how journalists can oppose it. The Ethical Journalism Network has created a 5-point test for journalists that presents ways to prevent hate speech generating journalism from happening.Read more "Aidan White from Ethical Journalism Network: How can journalists oppose hate speech"
Public service media, especially in Europe, currently faces the challenge of balancing a massive amount of stories about refugees and migrants. How does it ensure fair and balanced reporting amidst the changing political rhetoric?Read more "Moderating between two sides can be a problem – Reporting the refugee crisis suffers from false balance"
Journalists are facing hate speech all around the world and it seems there is hate speech more than ever. We asked journalists in the conference to tell about their experiences. Many didn’t want to share their personal stories – but all of them had a story to tell.Read more "Threats, accusations, name-callings – hate speech has many forms"
More than 1300 reporters have been killed between 2000 and 2016. Thirty-three percent of them were killed in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan, states the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).Read more "Over 1300 journalists were killed in the past 15 years, a quarter of them in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan"
Documentary shows about murder investigations have raised the question, if media have a right and the means to handle judiciary issues.Read more "Murder investigation is not a reality show: Is the media able to handle criminal cases?"
As a Palestinian journalist, I wouldn’t imagine covering any event without wearing my press vest. How am I going to cover demonstrations without wearing this protective shield? I might end up dead!Read more "The price of searching the truth: Unable to work without a bullet proof vest"
Ali Jahangiri is an Iranian born radio presenter and stand-up comedian. How does the expression of freedom of speech differs in the two fields? And what are people not supposed to laugh at?Read more "Stand-up comedian and journalist Ali Jahangiri: ”Always defend your freedom to joke about things”"
Today, the promising development is overshadowed by a decline in press freedom not only in Africa, but in other parts of world as well. Even though Namibia and other African countries have taken significant steps towards press freedom, new challenges are arising.Read more "The Windhoek Declaration: 25 years ago a group of journalists drafted a statement of press freedom"
The main day of the event is now done after many interesting panel discussions and guests. Here are some higlights from the celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland.Read more "WPFD2016: Highlights of May 3rd"
Lubna Sahib, 21, is studying journalism and political science at Birzeit University. The tension between political parties Hamas and Fatah is seen also in press organizations. How is the political situation in Palestine affecting her future as a journalist?Read more "Journalism student from Palestine: “The press is divided between Hamas and Fatah”"