The Center for International Media Ethics (CIME) is pleased to announce that the Fourth International Media Ethics Day (IMED Cyber) will take place on September 19, 2014.

The aim of the annual IMED is to mobilize media professionals, IT experts, bloggers, students and interested citizens to discuss ethical dilemmas locally. Participants will examine case studies, and take part in role-plays and debates related to the various ethical dilemmas they might expect to face on the job and in life.

From the first IMED in 2011 with only 300 participants from 11 countries, the event has grown a popular worldwide initiative with more than 800 participants from 32 countries in 2013.


The 2014 edition will have a special focus on digital media ethics and IT security, including, but not limited to:

  • Data Protection
  • Social Media
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Copyrights
  • Whistleblowing
  • Online Security
  • Internet Censorship


As every year, CIME is looking for organizations, individuals or entities willing to host local workshops for IMED 2014.

If you are interested in hosting a local workshop, please fill out this registration form. We will send further details of the event to those who expressed their interest by filling the form. Please note that by registering, you are not obliged to organize the event. We welcome registration from any organization or individual who would possibly be able to host the event but is not certain yet.

For further information you can also contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , International Media Ethics Day Director.


Hosts take the responsibility of providing the venue and logistics for the organization of a local workshop, including securing funds or sponsors for any upcoming costs.

We encourage everyone to organize a small workshop of 10-30 people with minimal costs. The venue can be any room of the host institution’s office that is large enough to accommodate 10 to 30 people, a university classroom, a library space, a café, etc.

A usual IMED workshop lasts 2-3 hours at most. However, if you have the resources to organize the event on a larger scale, you are free to do so. Get in touch with CIME’s IMED Director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for help.

CIME will promote your event, before and after the IMED, through the Internet via our website, blog, newsletter, social media pages and professional network.

In an effort to reach media professionals in remote areas, CIME asks that host organizations also promote workshops in their local and regional communities.

Please note that while CIME can provide the design of promotional material, host institutions are responsible for the printing of such materials.

CIME will be in touch with participating groups and organizations to help plan and prepare the event online. Where CIME Staff are located, on-site help may also be available.


The Center for International Media Ethics CIME is a non-profit organization bringing together a network of media professionals throughout the world to provide training, discussion and expertise in the ethics of their profession. Our driving emphasis is that media professionals take responsibility in shaping society. For more information, please visit our website:


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"I thought the panels were well chosen and ... the discussions were lively and interesting." – CIME Forum 2011 Participant

"I enjoyed the participation from two perspectives, the indigenous person and the urban mestiza." – CIME Forum 2010 Participant

"All of the topics covered satisfied my thirst for learning how I can use ethics to participate in consolidating democracy in my country." - CIME Forum 2009 participants