January 7th, 2015 | by EJC
More people are trapped – abused or tortured might be better words – in slavery today than ever in history. And yet, even as more governments pass legislation to tackle the scourge, and charities scramble for funds to enter the anti-trafficking fray, reporting on slavery is mired in misinformation and misconception
December 12th, 2014 | by EJC
One of the toughest tests of ethical journalism in Europe is the tragic story of migration involving thousands of poverty-stricken men, women and children from Africa and the Middle East – many of them fugitives from war – who risk their lives to make a perilous sea crossing in search of sanctuary on the shores of Italy and Spain
December 4th, 2014 | by EJC
There was alarming déjà vu at this year's Agenda for Change: Developing Independent Media in the Digital Age in Eurasia conference. Although media platforms were evolving, traditional fears persisted: censorship, propaganda, politicized use of economic and legal pressures. Drusilla Menaker recounts the discussion.
October 16th, 2014 | by EJC
Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic.
June 2nd, 2014 | by EJC
Ireland and Northern Ireland experienced a partisan conflict from the late 1960s-1998, and many consider the peace process to be ongoing. Dr. Geraldine Smyth, of the Irish School of Ecumenics, spoke with CIME Associate Heather DeVaney about media ethics, peace processes, and shaping society in Northern Ireland
May 22nd, 2014 | by EJC
At the 2014 NICAR conference, data journalists and legal professionals discussed the ethical and criminal implications of hacking in the newsroom. Caroline O'Donovan looks at these with reference to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
May 19th, 2014 | by EJC
Journalism is one of the hardest jobs around: it is the search for the truth, and its difficulties and dangers are multiplied during times of armed conflict, as is the case in Syria
April 29th, 2014 | by EJC
At the recent World Economic Forum, members raised concerns over the spread of misinformation online. Farida Vis, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media, looks at online communication channels and explains how false information propagates
March 24th, 2014 | by EJC
We need to hear the voices from the ground in order to get a big picture. Boštjan Videmšek, an award-winning journalist and a foreign correspondent of biggest Slovenian daily DELO tells a story of a Syrian refugee who fled the ransacked city of Homs, Syria.
January 20th, 2014 | by EJC
Entities in all corners of the world, ranging from nation states to corporations, have become more sophisticated in surveillance and censorship technologies. Sandra Ordonez looks at digital security and offers you the opportunity to ask questions about surveillance