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The Following is an extract from the Global Unions' publication " Getting the World to Work- Global Union Strategies for Recovery" accessible on www.global-unions.org . The financial collapse has highlighted a crisis in the media sector where technological changes and the Internet are creating havoc with media markets. [..]

Allegiance to a code is an important way of defining who is and who is not a journalist. Another is that a journalist is someone who earns their livelihood, or the major part of it, from journalistic work. Another is that the person has accreditation from a recognised journalistic body – a union or association or a bona fide media institution. [..]

Internews/James Fahn Reporting on climate change is an important but challenging task. James Fahn explains how to make your stories both accurate and engaging. Climate change could be the biggest story of the twenty first century, affecting societies, economies and individuals on a grand scale. [..]

There can be no consistent body of ethical or quality journalism unless the principles of media freedom are protected by the state. Constitutional rights are more than window dressing for democracy. They must be upheld in practice. [..]

EthicNet is a collection of codes of journalism ethics from most European countries – Europe understood widely as by the Council of Europe . The collection has accumulated from numerous research projects carried out since the late 1970s at the University of Tampere, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, in cooperation with UNESCO and the International Organization of Journalists. [..]

• All journalistic works – whether text, photo, audiovisual or others – must be protected by authors' rights • All creators of journalistic works must be recognised as authors whether they are employed, work for hire or on contract, or are freelances • All journalists must have full economic rights – based on an exclusive right to authorise the making available, publication or broadcast of [..]

Key arguments in support of source protection Journalists depend on their sources to inform the public - their ability to do so is compromised when forced to reveal confidential sources. - Journalists have a duty to protect confidential sources as part of the protection to whistleblowers and to defend the public’s right to know and access to information. [..]

IFJ Asia and Africa Regional Workshop July 25-26, 2006 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Recommendations for reporting on HIV/AIDS Media professionals and media organisations need to develop strategies that strengthen the role of media in providing information on all aspects of HIV and AIDS. [..]

BILBAO DECLARATION Journalists from 70 countries meeting in Bilbao, May 2-4, 1997 at the IFJ World Conference “ Prime Time for Tolerance”, recognising the threat to peace and democracy from increasing racial violence in urban communities, widespread religious intolerance, war and genocide arising from ethnic rivalry, and prejudice against national minorities on the basis of language and [..]

Journalists and media organisations shall strive to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct in reporting children’s affairs and, in particular, they shall 1. strive for standards of excellence in terms of accuracy and sensitivity when reporting on issues involving children; 2. [..]