CIME Presents the 3rd International Media Ethics Day
Media-related organisations, companies, universities and interested groups and individuals are invited to participate
The Center for International Media Ethics is proud to announce the third International Media Ethics Day (IMED) which will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 building on last two years' immense success. In 2012, more than 600 journalists participated and in 2011, more than 300 journalists participated at journalism ethics workshops in 11 countries.
The aim of the IMED is to mobilize media professionals around the world to discuss media ethics, examine case studies, and participate in role-plays and debates related to the various ethical dilemmas they might expect to face in media-related activities.
CIME has prepared a flexible programme proposal to be implemented in locations around the world with the help of participating partner groups or organisations. While we offer a range of studies and discussion points to address the most important aspects of media ethics, the programme can be tailored and adjusted according to ideas and interests of participating institutions. The idea is for a representative of each host organisation to lead a 1.5 to 3 hour workshop, during which media professionals can discuss media ethics in their own language.
How it works
- Participating organisations are requested to secure and provide venues for the workshops. The venue can be any room of the institution’s office that is large enough to accommodate 10 to 30 journalists, a university classroom, a library space… any venue that suits the purpose is fine.
- CIME will promote your event, before and after the IMED, through the Internet via our website, blog, newsletter, social media pages and professional network. Photos or video records and a written report on the event will be requested after the IMED has concluded, for the purposes of promotion.
- In an effort to reach media professionals in remote areas, CIME asks that host organizations also promote workshops in their local and regional communities.
- Please note that while CIME is also willing to provide support in flyer and programme design, host institutions are responsible for the printing of such materials.
CIME Staff will be in touch with participating groups and organisations to help plan and prepare the event online. Where CIME Staff are located, on-site help may also be available.
Who can participate?
Interested organisations of any kind (public or private, for-profit or non-profit) are welcome to participate. This may include Internet and data processing companies, IT professionals, advertising professionals, professors, students, journalists…
Besides on-site events around the world, additional activities will be available online for participants whose limited resources prevent them from participating in person. More details will be communicated to the public in the coming weeks.