ICE blogs

November 27, 2008

training for journalsits and PR people on coverage of asylum seekers and refugees

For colleagues in the UK: a Norwich-based organisation is offering free media training  on 9 December for journalists, public relations workers and media officers on media coverage of asylum and refugee issues.

As part of the City of Refuge Community programme, the New Writing Partnership will be holding a daylong training event on media coverage of asylum and refugee issues aimed at journalists, public relations workers and media officers on media coverage of asylum and refugee issues.  The training will be delivered by the Exiled Journalists’ Network (EJN).

This training event is free.
Date:  9th of December.
Venue:  The New Writing Partnership, 14 Princes Street, Norwich, NR3 1AE

November 24, 2008

suicide video in the public interest?

Filed under: News, Headlines, media policy, journalism, conflict, human rights — news_editor @ 9:10 pm

A judge has barred an Argentine cable television station from airing footage of a former police commander shooting himself on camera to avoid arrest on human rights violations. Judge Martha de Gomez Alsina banned Cronica TV from replaying the image - which it had already aired - after the Federal Broadcasting Committee requested the order, the state news agency Telem reported Sunday. Mario Ferreyra, 63, killed himself on Friday as police arrived at his home to arrest him on charges arising from the disappearance, torture and death of dissidents during Argentina’s 1976-83 dictatorship. The suicide was captured by a TV crew that had just finished interviewing Ferreyra. The images caused initial shock among viewers but little lasting debate in a country where graphic violence is common on television. But the broadcasting committee said the transmission constituted ’serious misconduct’ under Argentine laws against disseminating extremely violent or sordid images. (AP via ABC News)

Powered by WordPress