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    Professional ethics | Media and Democracy

    Spaces for debate, mediation and régulation of journalism practices

    by Collectif | 18 October 2014

    Press ethics are debated in many different areas, and not always those one would expect. This diversification underlines the new and widespread emphasis on moral issues, an unusual trend in journalism till now. The rights and responsibilities of the press have often been discussed, but never before have so many different entities taken a stand on the issue. Some advocate for moral journalism, as if this should be enforced, imposed, like a responsibility. Others defend journalism’s (...)
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    Practice of the profession | Media and Democracy

    The French, the media and journalists: trust no more…

    by Bertrand Verfaillie | 12 November 2013

    My regional newspaper stopped publishing April fools’ pranks. The custom may well be extinct, because now it feels a lot less like a joke. For April fools’ to work, readers have to completely trust in their media’s competence, rigor and ethics. The tricked reader will only laugh at the joke with whoever pulled it, if they share a connection, a sort of pact. They need to be bonded, either consciously or instinctively, by (...)
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    Professional ethics | Media and Democracy

    The Journalists’ Societies and the notion of participation in the press enterprise

    by Manola Gardez | 2 November 2012

    « Are we doomed to painfully oscillate between a system whereby workers are simple instruments in the enterprise which they belong to and another that would crush everyone, body and soul, in an odious, totalitarian and bureaucratic machinery? No! The human, French and practical solution to this question that dominates everything is neither in the lowering of oneself nor in the servitude of others. The solution is in the proper and fruitful association of those who would put in common, (...)
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