Manual for reporters covering HIV/AIDS online PDF Print

hivijnetPublished: 2 February 2011

Region: Africa, Caribbean & rest of the world

Reporters who cover HIV/AIDS issues can utilize an online resource

The training manual published by Inter Press Service is made of up of three parts and designed to be used as part of a week-long training session on gender and HIV. It argues the importance of gender training for the media, as research shows that news is told largely through the eyes, voices and perspectives of men.

Arab New Media for Peace and Dialogue: Best practice guide published PDF Print

Posted: 17 November, 2010arabnewmedia

Region: Middle East and Worldwide

UNESCO and the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia (UNESCOCAT) launched Arab New Media for Peace and Dialogue, a best practice guide and pedagogical toolkit, which has been produced as an outcome of the Arab New Media Summit for Peace and Dialogue.

Online Manual for Western journalists reporting on Islam PDF Print

Posted: 5 October 2010

Location: USA, Worldwide

“For example, the word “jihad” is commonly mistranslated as “holy war” and believed to be something that is inherently wrong, dangerous, sinister, etc. While some militant groups use the term in that way, the concept has a...different meaning  for mainstream Muslims” – excerpts from the “Best Practices for Reporting on Islam”

The online guide aimed at Western journalist reporting on Islam has been released by Michigan State University School of Journalism and is titled “Best Practices for Reporting on Islam”.

Comic book saving the world from stereotypical rhetoric PDF Print

Posted: May 18, 2010

Region: Worldwide

Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of a highly successful comic series that is published in eight different languages and will soon appear on television screens all over the United States, has been ranked one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Jordan. He has won numerous prestigious awards, including the World Economic Forum’s Social Entrepreneurs Award and The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Marketplace of Ideas Award, and has been praised by US President Barack Obama at a recent two-day workshop for entrepreneurs in the Muslim world.

Reuters publishes new social media guidelines PDF Print

Posted on: March 24, 2010

Region: Worldwide

Global news agency Reuters recently published new guidelines on journalists' use of social networks. The guidelines function as a reminder to journalists to keep their personal lives separate from their professional lives and provide them with tips on accuracy, bias, independence and trust.

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‘Courtesy of the International Journalists’ Network’

Guide for journalists aims to foster civic education PDF Print

Posted: September 30, 2009

Region/Country: Worldwide

A free manual on civic education presents knowledge on the relationship between media and active citizenship.

The recently launched "Civic Education for Media Professionals: A Training Manual"aims to encourage civic reporting and competence among journalists.

The manual was drafted by Professor Fackson Banda from South Africa in collaboration with the Nordic Information Centre on Media and Communication Research (Nordicom) in Sweden and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). It was published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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