UNESCO conference moves forward debate on journalistic ethics in Europe
On 27 January 2011 UNESCO hosted an international conference on Journalism Ethics and Self-Regulation in Europe: New Media, Old Dilemmas at its Headquarters in Paris. The meeting marked the conclusion of the project, Alignment to International Standards in the Media Sector of South East-European Countries, funded by the European Commission and implemented by UNESCO in collaboration with the South-East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE).
UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, Jānis Kārkliņš, opened the conference and introduced Jan Kleijssen from the Council of Europe, who addressed the role self-regulation, as well as co-regulation, play in strengthening the rule of law alongside freedom of expression. Andris Kesteris and William Horsley followed in support with comments on the pitfalls of focusing solely on self-regulation and overlooking deficiencies in law.
Friday, February 4, 2011
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