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Human news stories: learn, train and share
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Asylum limbo: understanding the law
Estimated time: 12 min. This course shows the importance for a journalist of understanding the legal background to a story and looks at the expanded scope of human rights law. It is produced thanks to The Gu
Balancing impartiality: citizens' journalists
Estimated time: 35 min. This course underlines the importance of context in providing balanced, impartial coverage. It also looks at the particular difficulties involved in using children as reporters and sourc
Freedom of information & data protection
Estimated time: 15 min. The news report analysed here illustrates some of the ethical dilemmas faced by reporters and editors such as deciding when conceal a person’s identity and when a journalist should dow
Get started - Human stories, ethical principles and human rights
Estimated time: 15 min. This course introduces you to a news template that will enable you to analyse media reports according to the principles of ethical journalism. It is produced thanks to AFP.
Handling disinformation: sea rescue
Estimated time: 25 min. This course focuses on the first principle of ethical journalism, accuracy, and emphasises its particular importance when covering stories that generate strong emotional responses. The c
Reporting on mixed movements of people
Estimated time: 20 min. This course examines the editorial challenges involved in balancing such principles as accuracy, impartiality and humanity. It is produced thanks to the Financial Times.
The impact of news stories
Estimated time: 15 min. This course demonstrates the impact the media can sometimes have on public opinion and the responsibility a journalist has to carefully consider the potential consequences of publishing
Estimated time: 30 min. The radio report analysed here shows how to tackle very complex stories by avoiding stereotypes and simplistic explanations and by allowing different kinds of people to speak for themsel
Check and discuss
This section provides you direct access to all the forums, which are presented in the "Learning" courses. You can follow up what other users have written after you have contributed to the forum.
Download news examples for sharing
Here is a compilation of news examples used in this e-learning tool. It is for sharing among peers for further discussion among yourselves.
Propose the next course
This is where you propose the following course by submitting your news article, reportage or similar.
Join a Webinar and an on-site trainers
This section will present upcoming Webinars and on-site training. Once updated, you will find a notification in your dashboard. Check the calendar for information on the upcoming courses' content and trainer
Here you can find brief summaries of the key topics covered in the e-Media Toolkit such as media and journalism ethics, paying for information, Global Compact for Migration, and fundamental rights linked to NGO
This section will offer a Trainer's Manual for download, to facilitate trainers to design their own material. (Upcoming)