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IMPRESS hosts Journalism Trust Initiative workshop with Reporters Without Borders

IMPRESS co-hosted a workshop with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today, in the context of their Journalism Trust Initiative, aimed at practicing journalists.

The Jouranalism Trust Initiative was lunched by RSF in April 2019. It is an 'innovative media self-regulatory initiative designed to combat disinformation online – called the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI)', in partnership with Agence France Presse (AFP), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Global Editors Network (GEN).

'JTI is designed to promote journalism by adherence to an agreed set of trust and transparency standards to be developed and implemented.'

The initiative aims at 'defining indicators for trustworthy journalism. Compliance with them is expected to provide tangible benefits for media outlets, big and small, and thus, support them to cater to a healthy information space at large.'

In preparation for the launch of the JTI, more than 120 experts including global, national and local outlets, tech companies, regulators and NGOs – including Jonathan Heawood of IMPRESS – worked together to develop the standards in the frame of the JTI.

Public consultation

In April 2019, RSF launched 3-month a public consultation on the draft standards document. More information about this consultation and how to take part is available on the RSF website.

 

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IMPRESS takes part in the Reporters Without Borders ‘Journalism Trust Initiative’: Consultation now open