The Center for International Media Ethics’ inaugural International Media Ethics Day (IMED) was celebrated on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. More than 300 participants in 11 countries from four continents participated in the day’s events, with many others discussing media ethics issues online.
The aim of the Media Ethics Day is to mobilize the journalism community and provide journalists around the world with an opportunity to discuss media ethics issues, examine case studies, and participate in role-plays and debates related to the various ethical dilemmas they might expect to face on the job.
Besides several on-site events around the world, additional activities were available online for journalists whose limited resources prevent them from participating in person. Read the International Media Ethics Day summary here.
Online activities on the International Media Ethics Day
- Announcement of the winner of the Media Ethics Cine short video contest
- Intensive J-Ethinomics one day online media ethics course
- Intensive Blogging on media ethics topics - 1 exciting new topic every hour! Among the discussed issues:
- • undercover journalism and ethics • the ethical aspects of sport journalism • ethics of climate change reporting • writing about religion with care • gaining public trust • ethics of photojournalism • social media • reporting in war • global media ethics • broadcast journalism and ethics • police and the media • ethics of rape reporting • and so on.
Pakistan organised by Mishal Pvt. Pakistan and Puruesh Chaudhary, CIME Ambassador to Pakistan. The workshop took place in the Karachi Press Club with case studies, role pays and media ethics debates engaging both practising journalists and journalism students. Details for Pakistan
Zimbabwe organised by MISA Zimbabwe and the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe. The venue is the Media Centre in Harare. Besides group exercises on ethical case studies and role plays, MISA and VMCZ prepared a special discussion programme on the state of media in Zimbabwe with the intention to draw up a recommendation on the way forward. Please note that this event will take place on the 29th of September, 2011 Thursday. Details for Zimbabwe
Nigeria organised by
, CIME Ambassador to Nigeria. The interactive workshop addressed the topic „Ethics: the pivot for sound journalism practice” through discussion and exercises with young local journalists. Details for Nigeria
Ghana organised by the
in partnership with Ethics Africa, Ghana Journalist Association, Partnership For The Future and UNICEF to conduct discussion on the ethical dilemmas related to reporting on children using the UNICEF principle for ethical reporting on children and the IFJ Guidelines as a framework. Venue: Ghana International Press Center. Speakers were also invited from the Ghana Journalists Association, the Ministry of Information and the University of Ghana. Details for Ghana
Ethiopia organised by the Ethiopian Journalists Anti-Corruption Network and Transparency Ethiopia through journalists round tables and possible guest speakers from Addis Ababa University. Venue: Queen Sheba Hotel at Addis Ababa. Details for Ethiopia
Albania organised by the Department of Journalism of the Albanian University in Tirana. The Albanian Media Institute, Union of Albanian Journalists and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were also represented. Details for Albania
Cambodia organised by the Cambodian Journalists' Council for Ethics at the Cambodiana Hotel in Phnom Penh along with the Cambodia Communication Institute. Among the speakers the Minister of Information. They aimed to sign a Join Statement by the end of the conference. Details for Cambodia
Hungary organised by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (Nemzeti Média- és Hírközlési Hatóság) Besides workshop exercises to actively engage the participants, the conference participants talked about the ethical implications of the recent phone hacking scandal. Details for Hungary