A case for the press council

Truthfulness, human dignity and corrections of mistakes – these are the main standards followed by most professional media in Europe. But what do these standards mean for everyday reporting? For example, how do journalists cover accidents and human tragedies without hurting the victims’ dignity? And how do they differentiate themselves from disinformation via social media? In this podcast, the press councils from Belgium, Finland and Germany are talking about two important cases that show what reporting standards like truthfulness and the protection of victims mean for everyday life reporting. 

 Visit us at https://presscouncils.eu/ for information on your national press code and ethical reporting standards within Europe!

The production is an effort by the German press council and was developed and produced by Roman Kern, as part of the Media Councils in the Digital Age project.