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The EU teaches journalists how to properly inform about Islam and migrants

Summary of Disinformation

“The Words of Respect: Ethical Journalism Against Hate speech” is a joint project implemented by media organizations in eight European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia and Spain. As part of the project, a 39-page document titled “Migration and Minorities Reporting: Procedures and Recommendations,” is a guide to journalists on how to properly “inform” about immigration. When activists paid by EU funders processed the “Migration Reporting and Minorities: Procedures and Recommendations, they “call for” re-evaluation, but in fact they call for self-censorship.

Disproof

Improving journalistic ethics has nothing to do with self-censorship. Right at the very beginning of the Migration Reporting and Minorities: Procedures and Recommendations report, it is explicitly stated that "the content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the Respect Words Project and cannot in any way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union". The report focuses on the way in which the information is interpreted, not on its content. It is the language used, giving the context for the immediate events etc.
Source:
www.respectwords.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Reporting-on-Migration-and-Minorities..pdf
hlidacipes.org/vedeni-tv-prima-naridilo/

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Reported in: Issue 86
Date: 01.11.2017
Language: Czech
Country: Ireland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Greece, EU, Germany, Spain
Keywords: Censorship, Islamisation, Media, Migration crisis
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: ac24.cz
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