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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.

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.

MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics #2

MEAA and The Walkley Foundation present: 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 will discuss misconceptions of privacy rights, the importance of respecting sources’ grief and personal privacy, and ethical best practice for working with vulnerable and traumatised people. Working journalists will talk about how they approach these issues in the context of crime and investigative reporting, alongside experts on the law and trauma.

The session will feature presentations, a panel discussion and an audience Q&A. This webinar features Caro Meldrum Hanna, Kate Kyriacou, Ben Schneiders, Grant McAvaney, Cait McMahon and Karen Percy.