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Watch a a series of panel discussions exploring the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics, presented by MEAA and the Walkley Foundation.

#1: MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics 101

In session 101, get a general overview of the history and objectives of the code, how the complaints process works and how it can build trust in journalism.

MEAA Media Federal Vice-President Karen Percy moderates the discussion with a panel including The Sydney Morning Herald‘s award-winning investigative reporter Kate McClymont, Guardian Australia political reporter Paul Karp and freelance journalist Marisa Wikramanayake.

#2: Handle with care: Reporting with respect for privacy, grief and trauma

This second session focuses on using fair, responsible and honest means to obtain material. In the digital age, the “death doorknock” has been replaced with the social media stalk. It might be legal, but is it ethical? Our panel discusses misconceptions of privacy rights, the importance of respecting sources’ grief and personal privacy, and ethical best practice for working with vulnerable and traumatised people.

This webinar features Caro Meldrum Hanna, Kate Kyriacou, Ben Schneiders, Grant McAvaney, Cait McMahon and Karen Percy.

#3: The full picture: Manipulated images and stolen stories

The third in the series of webinars on the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics, featuring Ginger Gorman, Bhakthi Puvanenthiran, James Ross, John Bergin, Kate Haddock, and Karen Percy. This event was originally held on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

 

#4: Identity crisis: Best practice for respectful and inclusive reporting

The fourth in the series of webinars on the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics focuses on best practice for diversity and inclusion in journalism, with Melissa Griffiths, Beverley Wang, Kishor Napier-Raman, El Gibbs and Karen Percy. This event was originally held on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

#5: A matter of trust: Improving integrity and accountability in Australian journalism

The fifth and final in the series of webinars on the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics, featuring Peter Greste, Saffron Howden, Sumeyya Illanbey, Elias Clure and Karen Percy. This event was originally held on Thursday, August 26, 2021.