Category Archives: Media ethics

Ethical frameworks that influence behaviour and social outcomes of AMEP, Australian journalists, media organisations and Media regulators

Judgement is vital for human and social flourishing

Recently, I attended an event sponsored by Accountability Round Table about evaluation of programs proposed by our democratic parliaments for Australian citizens. The speaker was Peter Baume, retired federal minister, who served in the Senate from 1974-1991. In his speech he made … Continue reading

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Tabcorp’s murky Cambodian adventure

Is this the type of business Australians want Australian business Boards and management to be about? We think this reporting by Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard, Daniel Quinlan of Fairfax is what journalism needs to be about: if Australian … Continue reading

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Why no resolution to big problems?

A Turkish journalist, threatened with imprisonment if he returns home, observed that Australian journalists did not challenge our Australian government about a “Chinese invasion” of Australia, in “education” and through “investment”. Shortly before, I’d walked to his event through the … Continue reading

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When should our elected governments break political conventions?

Australia still follows Westminster in allowing key principles of democratic accountability to operate according to convention. This article in the Conversation by Richard Mulgan, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University is worth a read: if you’re interested in the political process … Continue reading

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The sliding scale of ethics – Clarke and Dawe

Humorous way to consider a big issue…  

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Why do journalists not challenge primacy of economic growth?

This article in LinkedIn by Mal Fletcher, UK social futurist and commentator, raises important issues concerning personal and social flourishing, which is the big goal of the Secular Project, Buddhism and Christianity. I’m wondering why serious journalists don’t enquire into … Continue reading

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How Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Stalk the Newsroom!

This publication, “Untold Stories“, edited by Aidan White of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), highlights  stories of corruption and conflicts of interest in media activities that influence various countries in the world. AMEP has neither the capability nor the resources … Continue reading

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Struggle Street on SBS

In the Age today (7/5) Michael Lallo wrote a very challenging article on the SBS documentary Struggle Street on SBS, which caused me to watch it on SBS view on demand. I hadn’t intended to watch it after reading early … Continue reading

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