Monday, September 26, 2011
Jetta Xharra

Bob Webb talks to Jeta Xharra, Executive Director of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, where he learns of the powerful role media play in the effort to eliminate corruption, raise living standards and otherwise make Kosovo a model country.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Magnus Linklater, right, and Bernard Margueritte, second from right, address round-table discussion on 'The media and public confidence' in the Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh.

‘All have a stake in the media,’ said Magnus Linklater, editor of the Scottish edition of The Times, participating in a round table discussion on ‘the media and public confidence’, in Edinburgh on 26 August. It was held in the Royal Scots Club and chaired by Revd Logan Kirk.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Bernard Margueritte

‘There is no place any more for bad journalism,’ following the News of the World phone hacking scandal, asserted Bernard Margueritte, President of the International Communications Forum, when he addressed the Festival of Politics held in the Scottish Parliament on 25 August.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A message from the participants at an international conference in Caux (Switzerland), dealing with the role of the media in creating an inclusive multicultural community, who urge the media to restore the credibility and dignity of their profession.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Other War reported in the Daily Mirror 27 July 2011

The Other War was reported in the Daily Mirror on 27 July 2011.

Friday, July 8, 2011
Michael Smith

Get the culture right and trust in journalism will be restored argues Michael Smith, executive director of the media ethics think-tank The International Communications Forum.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A request from Mike Jempson, Director of MediaWise, for your participation in an online survey about attitudes towards and experience of ‘media accountability’ (ethics/regulatory) systems.

Friday, May 27, 2011
International Communications Forum logo

The International Communications Forum (ICF) is committed to media ethics and the freedoms of expression and information. The ICF runs workshops where senior media professionals talk frankly to students about the ethical issues they face in their careers. This programme has been successfully trialled at the Lincoln University School of Journalism, and the ICF now plans to offer this more widely. The intern will help promote the workshops to UK schools of journalism, drawing on the ICF’s 20 years of experience in running conferences and seminars worldwide and its many contacts at a senior level in the media.

Monday, May 16, 2011
Bob Webb

Flash back to the fall of 2000 when Sarajevo hosted the ICF's World Media Assembly giving that historic old city's name to a document -- the Sarajevo Commitment -- that was to become known globally with its vision of mass media as a more constructive force in the 21st century than in the 20th.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Kevin Marsh

The danger of Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks exposures is that they ‘pull on the string of “what is secret must be true”. This is fantastically pernicious’, warned BBC journalist Kevin Marsh. He was addressing a public audience at Lincoln University on the theme of ‘Leaks and stings: vice or virtue?’ on 28 February. Much of what the WikiLeaks exposures had revealed were opinions rather than facts, Marsh said. ‘We forget the process of journalism in judging what is salient.’

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