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“What ethical responsibility do journalists have to eliminate hate speech and stereotypical reporting?”

EuroPride Oslo 2014 is hosting a journalism ethics event this month in Oslo to discuss that question and hate speech in the media.

Oslo Pride lists “one aim” for the annual The Oslo Pride festival as “so that people can be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, to contribute so that people can live their lives freely, without being faced with discrimination, threats or violence.”

The June 25 media ethics event is titled “Turning the Page of Hate: How Journalists Can Combat Sexual Bias.”

The event runs from 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM in the Kulturhistorisk museum Universitetet i Oslo.

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Petter Ruud-Johansen, an information officer for EuroPride 2014, told iMediaEthics by e-mail that the event is free and open to the public, although journalists are the “target” audience.  Euro Pride’s press release for the event explains the workshop is “designed for working journalists and students.”

No registration is required to attend, but Ruud-Johansen wrote that “we encourage people to participate” on the event’s Facebook page, where people can say if they are attending or not.

He added that “It is the first time this kind of workshop is a part of Oslo Pride and the Pride House programme. The previous EuroPride programmes are not online any more, so I can not say if it this the first time for EuroPride.”

Speakers are the Ethical Journalism Network’s director, Aidan White, The Assoication of Norweigan Editors’ assistant secretary general Reidun Kjelling Nybø, and Equality and Anti-discrimination ombud advisor, Ronald Craig.

Hat Tip: Ethical Journalism Network

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