Journalists should never be propagandists for a cause!

At our event with Jonathan Holmes, someone raised concern about AMEP trying to attract journalists to become actors in our cause.

In response, we will probably have to say this over and over, again!

Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP) encourages journalists to be independent, under their MEAA Code of Ethics. We want to see more and more journalists tackling big contentious and complex issues through the lens of fairness, honesty and independence.

In no way, do we want journalists to be propagandists for our cause! We want to engage with them, learn from them, and enjoy their company! But never propagandists for our cause! Australian society needs their independence and MEAA ethics.

But we will always work to achieve our goal, which is to help change Australian media narratives to encourage growing fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society; particularly for those without a voice!

 

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About Bob Simpson

Bob is project manager of The Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP). He believes that ethical and independent journalists are vital to the continuing freedom of Australian citizens. You could argue that In recent decades media organisations have subtly subverted journalism to their own private commercial interests, and away from an integrated sense of fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society, especially for the disempowered. AMEP aims to change general media narratives towards greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australia.
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