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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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).

Legal instruments for combating racism on the Internet PDF Print

Posted: September 29 

Region/Country: Europe


Various national and international legal instruments punish hate speech. However, the specific nature of the Internet calls for the adoption of new strategies to combat hate speech which is widely disseminated on the web. As the Internet ignores territories and has no boundaries, states cannot control it effectively by unilateral national regulation: so what is needed is increased international co-operation. This book describes the situation in ten Council of Europe member and observer states and discusses the problems faced and solutions introduced by these countries and by European and international organisations and civil society.


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Stylebook and code of ethics published by Reuters PDF Print

Posted: 30 September 2009

Region/Country: International

The international news service, Reuters, has published their styleguide and code of ethics for the first time. The handbook contains sections on standards and values, including the 10 absolutes of Reuters journalism, a general style guide and sports style guide, and a guide to Reuters operations.

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