Ethics in the News: Challenges for Journalism in sthe Post-Truth Era

The ongoing war in Syria and the humanitarian ordeal of Aleppo brought 2016 to a sombre close, reminding us that the ethics of humanity and truth-telling remain the twin pillars of ethical reporting from conflict zones.

The conflict, which has claimed up to 470,000 lives, has demonstrated how war in the 21st century has changed, but after a year of unprecedented news, what is the future of ethical journalism in an age when it appears that the public around the world is falling out with facts, humanity and accountable truth-telling? The Ethical Journalism Network’s report, “Ethics in the News: Challenges for Journalism in the Post-Truth Era,” throws some light on ethical challenges for media and gives journalists some tips on ethical survival techniques.

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