Interesting to read about the concept of media ethics in other countries. Here’s a link to a story about the president of the state of Kerala in India speaking at the 125-year celebration of a popular daily newspaper.
“Media Must Maintain Ethics: Mukherjee”
Here’s a link to another story — a blog post, actually — about media ethics in another humungous nation, China.
“Chinese Media Ethics Wanting: Solution Found” By Dan Harris, Feb. 1, 2007
And a link to a more recent account by William A. Babcock, who taught the subject along with other basic Western-style reporting for a semester at a Beijing university.
“Teaching Media Ethics — West Meets East”
Babcock is bringing his experience to an audience in Illinois, thanks to the American Association of University Women in Carbondale. (Full disclosure, I am an AAUW member in Milwaukee.)
“Presentation to focus on China’s media ethics”
Having living in the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan), way back in a previous life and having included media ethics in my international consulting, which included working with the judiciary and journalists in Eastern European countries and in Indonesia, I am sorely tempted to try to attend Prof. Babcock’s talk — and would were it not a six-hour-plus drive and that I were not already committed to hang loose at home to help a daughter with her child care and transportation needs.
Sometimes life must prevail.