Day Two – Ethics, Informed Consent & Rights-Based Approaches to Reporting (morning)
Attempt to untangle the conflict between the values of immediacy, right to know, truth, accuracy and transparency in reporting. Develop an understanding of the concept of rights-based reporting, informed consent, and the submission of media as evidence in law. Explore the need for transparency and rights- based approaches to reporting and looking at the extent that existing media ethics is suitable for today’s and tomorrow’s news media comprised of amateurs and professional journalists. Explore concepts of transparency, cognition and solutions journalism.
Day Two – Reporting on Children* / Indigenous Peoples Rights* (afternoon)
Understanding the Human Rights mechanisms for protecting children. Understand legal protections against practices such as FGM/C, and the legal protections against the use of child soldiers, child trafficking, child labour/slavery and the sexual exploitation of children.
May be interchanged with indigenous Peoples Rights looking at Rights, Identity, the right to self-determination and the concept of free, prior and informed consent. Exploring the international and regional frameworks that support indigenous rights.