Ghid juridic pentru ziaristi - editia a III-a
Volumul a fost realizat in cadrul programului FreeEx Romania derulat de Active Watch - Agentia de Monitorizare a Presei.
Ghidul este disponibil aici.
Training manual for media professional focuses on civic education
UNESCO has recently published a training manual on civil education as part of its efforts to broaden the capabilities of media professionals in developing countries. The manual, "Civic Education for Media Professionals: A Training Manual," focuses on principles that lie in the heart of UNESCO's mandate.
The objectives of the manual:
* To raise greater civic consciousness among media professionals about the democratic role of the media in the transitional democracies of the developing world;
* To enhance the civic competence of media practitioners to help them in their analysis and reporting of civic affairs; and
* To encourage greater prioritization of civic news among media institutions.
Report navigates the role of mobile telephones in media
Internews Network and Internews Europe recently launched a report on mobile telephones and local media, which addresses the challenges and potentials of the mobile phone as a new avenue for media communication.
Entitled The Promise of Ubiquity, the report examines current and future trends in mobile communication and the changes established news organizations must make to reach their audiences and attract new readers.
Climate change guide published for journalists
Development organization Panos London has published an online guide for journalists and media professionals that aims to provide clarification on climate change topics as well as advice for journalists reporting on the issue.
The guide includes a section on "the basics," which explains the science of climate change, a portion where journalists that attended the UN Climate Change Conference in December, 2008, in Poznan, Poland, discuss the difficulties of reporting on complex environmental issues, as well as expert tips and insight on reporting on climate change.
Updated manual for prospective and working journalists published online
A manual first published in the 1990s for people entering the journalism profession as well as for mid-career journalists wanting to improve their skills has been updated and published online.
Published with financial help from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the new online resource The News Manual Online is open to anyone.
Threats to freedom of press increase in second half of 2008
In its half-year review of press freedom worldwide, the World Association of Newspapers (WAN)
reported that attacks and threats against the press multiplied worldwide.
The Paris-based organization presented a growing list of abuses against press freedom and freedom of expression. It reported that thirty-nine journalists and other media workers have been killed since June, bringing the year-long total to 68.
The report mentioned that journalists in the Middle East and North Africa are especially threatened, by “autocratic regimes that do not hesitate to take repressive measures against the independent press.”
Revised guide on coverage of children available for download
An updated guide on reporting stories involving children was recently released by the Philippines' Special Committee for the Protection of Children.
The resource, "Guide for Media Practitioners on the Reporting and Coverage of Cases Involving Children," seeks to raise media awareness on children's rights while reinforcing journalistic standards.
Power Struggle: Meeting Global Challenges in the Balkans
Volumul reuneste investigatii realizate de jurnalisti din mai multe tari balcanice. Romania este reprezentata de Andreea Gheorghe (jurnalista la Antena 1) si Magda Munteanu (jurnalista la Business Week).
Articolele au fost realizate în cadrul programului Bursa pentru Excelenţã în Jurnalism, o initiativa a Fundatiei Robert Bosch si a Fundatiei ERSTE, in cooperare cu Reteaua Balcanica de Investigatii Media (www.birn.eu.com).
Textele sunt disponibile în limba engleză la adresa: http://fellowship.birn.eu.com/powerstruggle/engleski_web.pdf
Ghid digital pentru investigarea coruptiei
Centrul Roman pentru Jurnalism de Investigatie in cooperare cu International Center for Journalists din Washington, DC, Statele Unite au lansat Ghidul Digital pentru Investigarea Coruptiei si Criminalitatii Transfrontaliere.
Lucrarea - disponibila deocamdata doar in limba engleza - contine trei parti: o sectiune ce prezinta tehnicile folosite de catre jurnalisti de investigatie care sint axati pe subiecte transfrontaliere, o sectiune care include bazele de date utilizate pentru a investiga si a afla informatii despre companii din diferite regiuni ale globului si o sectiune care prezinta o larga gama de programe digitale folosite pentru a obtine, organiza si analiza volume mari de informatie.
O noua publicatie SEENPM: Kosovo and the Media
Kosovo and the Media este un studiu coordonat de Macedonian Institute for the Media (MIM) in cadrul unui program derulat de reteaua South East European network for the Professionalization of Media (SEENPM). Volumul reuneste rezultatele unei cercetari realizate in 11 tari membre ale retelei SEENPM, in perioada ianuarie - februarie 2008.
Programul a fost sustinut financiar de OSCE, Balkan Trust for Democracy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, precum si de Ambasada Elvetiei la Skopje.
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