Publication Date: January 2021

The Covid-19 crisis has underscored how essential accurate and factual news is, and conversely the damage that can be done by the spread of unethical and inaccurate information. These points are offered by the Ethical Journalism Network, in a similar format to previous infographics to support journalists faced with reporting on hate speech or covering migration issues.

These points are:

  1. stick to the facts
  2. practise accountability
  3. check your use of terminology
  4. show humanity
  5. challenge hate
  6. avoid social stigmatisation and stereotyping
  7. practise duty of care
Tags: COVID-19 Ethics of journalism

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