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Media self regulation for transitory countries

Media self regulation for transitory countries






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    • Media Self Regulation for Transitory Countries Introducing press council, ethical code – a toolbox for independent and responsible media │ DW-AKADEMIE
    • Background
      • In the years 2008/2009, DW-AKADEMIE supported the process of democratization of media in Tajikistan.
      • The government was worried about some media which were misusing their newly gained freedom by publishing and broadcasting allegations and even slender without fact based research.
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE Plans to enforce restrictive legal regulations for media
    • Key Question and Solution
      • Avoiding restrictions by law
      • (being contradictionary to freedom of press)
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE Establishing mechanisms of media self regulations and, at the same time, preserving the credibility of media ?
    • Idea of Media Self Regulation
      • Government
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE Mechanisms and Bodies of Media Self Regulation Public Media Private Media § Constitution
    • Toolbox Media Self Regulation
      • The media create
      • bodies for self regulations as a Press Council
      • code of conduct as an Ethical Press Code
      • on which ideally all media outlets in the country can agree on.
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE These structures are to enforce mechanisms of sanctions in case of violations of the ethical principles set by the media
    • Sanctions to be enforced
      • Sanctions may be:
      • Reproval by press council (not to be published)
      • Reproval by press council (to be published)
      • Obligation to correct incorrect articles and to publish its corrections
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE
    • Efectivness of Sanctions in Media Self Regulation
      • These sanctions are powerful because,
      • Media , publishing non fact based allegations, are denounced publicly
      • And may loose credibility, therefore readers, viewers and listeners
      • Wich may affect economic success by loosing circulation and advertisement
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE
    • Mechanism of Media Self Regulation
      • § Constitution
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE Press Council Ethical Press Code Representatives of Media Outlets Journalist Unions G o v er n m e n t Media Complaints by persons or institutions affected
    • Roadmap to Media Self Regulation
      • Information journey to Germany with exponents of media and politics
      • Conference 1 to formulate and aprove an Ethical Code (working groups and plenum)
      • Conference 2 to elect a press council
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE Working group meetings in the country PR-Campaign to promote Media Self Regulation
    • Requrements for Success
      • Media willing to establish mechanisms of self regulation
      • Favorable political environment
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE Strong partner committed to the goal (f.e. OSZE in Serbia, Tajikistan)
      • Thank you for your attention!
      │ Seite │ DW-AKADEMIE