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TL;DR: Tools for covering ICE

This article is focused on research that can help workaday journalists do the difficult job of reporting the news, and no such column could be complete without a nod to the humanitarian crisis dominating coverage in recent weeks, namely the ongoing…


Reporting on migration in South Africa – A Guide for Journalists and Editors

The way in which migration is reported on can have damaging, and even fatal, impacts. Media pieces on migration tend to focus on negative imaging and consequences of cross-border migration, without taking into account the wealth and diversity that comes…


Reporting on Migration – A Handbook for Journalists in West Africa (IOM)

This handbook seeks to provide guidance for journalists so they can: ► Better understand the complexities of migration. ► Explain how migration can be covered through people- and rights-based storytelling. ► Have a solid understanding of where and how…


Reporting on Migration & Minorities – Approach and Guidelines (Respect Words Project)


Reporting on migration and refugees – Guidelines for journalists

It’s important for editors, reporters, subeditors and photographers to realise that, when we get it wrong, people suffer directly. Sloppy, unprofessional work on these subjects always hurts the vulnerable in some way. That means always: checking and…


Reporting on refugees – Guidance by and for journalists

Asylum and immigration remain controversial, newsworthy topics about which people have strong opinions. This NUJ leaflet is designed to assist working journalists to cover stories about refugees.


IFJ Guidelines for Reporting on Violence Against Women


General principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment and Definition of recruitment fees and related costs

Definition of recruitment fees and related costs


Ethical Reporting on Labour Migration: What are Key Issues to Consider?

The “Do No Harm” approach must prevail when reporting on labour migration (ILO)

Guidelines for the application of the Rome Charter

Media should cover migration-related issues in a thorough and nuanced way, based on solid facts. While the Rome Charter on the one hand suggests guidelines for Italian journalists when reporting on asylum seekers, refugees, victims and migrants, on the…


Code of Ethics

SPJ's Ethics Committee's purpose is to encourage the use of the Society's Code of Ethics, which promotes the highest professional standards for journalists of all disciplines. Public concerns are often answered by this committee. It also acts as a spotter…


Accountable Journalism database

The Accountable Journalism database compiles international codes of media ethics from around the world and is the largest resource of its kind.


ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up” (ILO, adopted in 1998)

Adopted in 1998, the Declaration commits Member States to respect and promote principles and rights in four categories, whether or not they have ratified the relevant Conventions.


Charter of Idomeni

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is strongly supporting the initiative of its affiliate in Greece the Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEMTH) – who drafted a proposal for the adoption of the Anti-racism Ethics Code…


Charter of Rome for reporting on migrants and refugees

The Rome Charter, a code of conduct on migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees and victims of trafficking adopted by the National Council of the Journalists’ Professional Association (Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti, CNOG) and the Italian…


Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists (IFJ)

The IFJ Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists was adopted at the 30th IFJ World Congress in Tunis on 12 June 2019. It completes the IFJ Declaration of Principles on the Conduct of Journalists (1954), known as the ”Bordeaux Declaration". The Charter is…


COVERING MIGRATION: Tools and resources for quality migration coverage

The toolkit is dedicated to journalists, journalism students, NGO workers involved in communications and all those who engage with the issue of migration in their work.


Ethical journalism practices on migrants and refugees – Training Module 1

The migration and refugee crisis in Europe not only presents a humanitarian crisis that demands political and social attentions; it also demands the media to act responsibly by reporting in a fair, accurate and accountable manner.


e-Media Toolkit oon Migration Trainer's Manual

This Trainer’s Manual provides you with a ‘learning journey’ through lessons learnt from newsrooms when covering migration stories. It is for you if you are in a newsroom working for print, online and/or audiovisual media, private or public.


Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues

This toolkit is produced through Internews’ Global Human Rights Program, which works to strengthen the capacity of media to report on human rights issues


Human trafficking toolkit for journalists

The Arab Initiative to Build National Capacities to Combat Human Trafficking in the Arab Countries


Labour migration: Guidance for journalists

In the following series of videos, media professionals, human rights activists and trade unionists, share their views on the most critical aspects of communicating on labour migration.


Training Modules on Trafficking for Journalists in the Middle East and Source Countries of Trafficking into the Region

This document provides a draft overview of the contents of four training modules aimed at journalists (predominantly in the Middle East but also in source countries of trafficking into the region).While its primary content is related to trafficking itself,…