Empowering the Program Council and self-regulation mechanisms could reshape public service broadcasters in Serbia, according to a new expert report.
The 2018 Media Literacy index of the Open Society Institute in Sofia says Balkan countries are the most susceptible in Europe to ‘fake’ news – owing to their highly controlled media, low educational levels and low levels of trust in society.
Media are required to inform the public on topics concerning hate speech in a way that inappropriate speech is critically questioned and deconstructed in electronic media in BiH.
By signing a declaration on ethical and professional media reporting on issues related to LGBTI people, about 20 media outlets and organizations pledged to abide by the principles in a bid to ‘put an end to discrimination and derogatory speech targeting the LGBTI community in the media and to promote sexual and gender diversity, including LGBTI rights.
The crowdfunding campaign “Adopt a troll” (Adoptă un trol), launched by two civic activists, aims to encourage trolls to come out and tell about their employers as well as about how “troll factories” work in Moldova.
Promoting self-regulation in the Serbian media has not been an easy task for the Press Council (Savet za stampu), the Serbian self-regulatory body founded seven years ago.
Speakers of Parliaments from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine reminded about the danger of misinformation, propaganda and other information security issues.
Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
The Independent Journalism Center is launching the online workshop “Identifying Fake Photos and Visual Manipulation,” in which expert Olga Iurcova, a co-founder of the project www.StopFake.org, offers to journalists a number of tools that allow identifying fake images and thus avoiding visual manipulation.