25 minutes with Christiane Amanpour at iMEdD’s International Journalism Week 2022.
Journalists from all over the world gathered in Athens for a 5-day discussion on the lack of trust in the media and its subsequent impact on the relationship between journalism and democracy
International Journalism Week resumed for its 5th and final day with a discussion on Press Freedom Independence and Sustainability, an open call for incubator 2022 launched by iMEdD and a European Press Prize community event
Day 5 commenced with the first-ever European Press Prize community gathering in EPP’s ten years of operation and was followed by the theme announcement for incubator’s fourth cycle, inviting journalists to submit proposals on “Climate Inequity”.
Conflict journalism, the local press and a debate on the role of modern media in democracy took center stage on JW Day 4
International Journalism Week 2022 wraps up today with the announcement of iMEdD's incubator call 2023, the European Press Awards community event and a panel discussion dedicated to Press Freedom, Independence and Sustainability
International media and journalism organisations were the focus of yesterday's JW 2022 programme, which concluded with a panel discussion on journalists' own trust in journalism. Workshops were also held on citizen journalism, the use of open-source information to support and fund journalism projects and a workshop on the way forward for the next generation of journalists.
International Journalism Week Day 2 wrapped up with a series of workshops, discussion sessions by organisations, a talk by Jamie Angus and an introspective discussion on journalism. Yesterday's programme featured workshops on tips and tools that can enhance transparency in journalism, the degrees of certainty and uncertainty in statistics, citizen-centred journalism, supporting and funding journalism projects and advice for the next generation of young professionals in the field.
The first day of International Journalism Week 2022, organised by iMEdD, concluded with the participation of students, scientists and media professionals. The ‘Fourth Estate’ was placed under the microscope in a data-based discussion on its role as an independent monitor of power and on the loss of public trust in the media. Public and professional perceptions on the scope and practice of journalism were also explored, capturing the audience's interest.
In some significant ways, we have observed the decline of democracy across the world and at home in the United States. Reputable sources such as Freedom House and the Varieties of Democracy project highlight this along with the press covering this topic with such explicit statements such as “Democracy, are you OK?”
iMEdD's International Journalism Week will serve as a meeting point where renowned media professionals coming from around the globe will focus on the matter of trust in journalism. In the face of declining public trust, outstanding speakers with notable achievements and unique life experiences will encourage discussion by sharing their illuminating ideas and thought-provoking solutions.
If we had to guess, we would wager that most investigations begin with a single Google search. Thanks to online tools, endless streams of information and data pave the way for hidden stories to be uncovered. With OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) techniques on the rise, the possibilities are not limited to verification and fact-checking but also extend to investigating crime, corruption, fraud and injustice.