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Europe: Journalists Against Free Speech
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Michael Ejercito
2017-10-24 16:30:37 UTC
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Europe: Journalists Against Free Speech
by Judith Bergman
October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11214/europe-journalists-free-speech

Gone is all pretense that journalism is about reporting the facts. These are
the aims of a political actor.

Being bought and paid for by the EU apparently counts as "press freedom"
these days.

According to the guidelines, journalists should, among other things,
"Provide an appropriate range of opinions, including those belonging to
migrants and members of minorities, but... not... extremist perspectives
just to 'show the other side'.... Don't allow extremists' claims about
acting 'in the name of Islam' to stand unchallenged.... where it is
necessary and newsworthy to report hateful comments against Muslims, mediate
the information."

The European Federation of Journalists (EJF), "the largest organization of
journalists in Europe, represents over 320,000 journalists in 71
journalists' organizations across 43 countries," according to its website.
The EJF, a powerful player, also leads a Europe-wide campaign called "Media
against Hate."

The "Media against Hate" campaign aims to:

"counter hate speech[1] and discrimination in the media, both on and
offline... media and journalists play a crucial role in informing...policy
... regarding migration and refugees. As hate speech and stereotypes
targeting migrants proliferate across Europe... #MediaAgainstHate campaign
aims to: improve media coverage related to migration, refugees, religion and
marginalised groups... counter hate speech, intolerance, racism and
discrimination... improve implementation of legal frameworks regulating hate
speech and freedom of speech..."

Gone is all pretense that journalism is about reporting the facts. These are
the aims of a political actor.

A very large political actor is, in fact, involved in the "Media against
Hate" campaign. The campaign is one of several media programs supported by
the EU under its Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC). In the
REC program for 2017, the EU Commission, the EU's executive body, writes:

"DG Justice and Consumers [the EU Commission's justice department] will
address the worrying increase of hate crime and hate speech by allocating
funding to actions aiming at preventing and combating racism, xenophobia and
other forms of intolerance... including dedicated work in the area of
countering online hate speech (implementation of the Code of Conduct on
countering illegal hate speech online)... DG Justice also funds civil
society organisations combatting racism, xenophobia and other forms of
intolerance".

This political player, the EU, the biggest in Europe, works openly at
influencing the "free press" with its own political agendas. One of these
agendas is the issue of migration into Europe from Africa and the Middle
East. In his September State of the Union address, the president of the EU
Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, made it clear that whatever Europeans may
think -- polls repeatedly show that the majority of Europeans do not want
any more migrants -- the EU has no intention of putting a stop to migration.
"Europe," Juncker said, "contrary to what some say, is not a fortress and
must never become one. Europe is and must remain the continent of solidarity
where those fleeing persecution can find refuge".


The EU, the biggest political player Europe, works openly at influencing the
"free press" with its own political agendas. In September, EU Commission
President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) made it clear that whatever
Europeans may think -- polls repeatedly show that the majority of Europeans
do not want any more migrants -- the EU has no intention of putting a stop
to migration. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The European Union's REC Program also recently financed the publication of a
handbook with guidelines for journalists on how to write about migrants and
migration. The guidelines form part of the RESPECT WORDS project -- also
EU-financed -- which "aims to promote quality reporting on migrants and
ethnic and religious minorities as an indispensable tool in the fight
against hate". The new guidelines are "aimed at strengthening quality media
coverage of migrants and ethnic and religious minorities". The handbook was
launched on October 12 by the International Press Institute (IPI) -- an
association of media professionals" representing leading digital, print and
broadcast news outlets in more than 120 countries. IPI boasts that it has
been "defending press freedom since 1950". (Being bought and paid for by the
EU apparently counts as "press freedom" these days.) Seven other European
media outlets and civil society groups based in Europe participated in the
project and presented it at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels
attended by MEPs and civil society experts. According to the press release,
the guidelines are "supplementary to standards already in place at news
outlets".

The guidelines state that, "journalism cannot and should not 'solve' the
problem of hate speech on its own" but that it can help to prevent its
"normalisation". However, "meeting this challenge requires the involvement
of many actors, in particular the European Union, which must reinforce
existing mechanisms and support new tools designed to combat hate speech..."

Why do journalists, who claim to fight for the freedom of the press, now
appeal to the EU to help bring an end to freedom of speech in Europe?

According to the guidelines, journalists should, among other things:

"Provide an appropriate range of opinions, including those belonging to
migrants and members of minorities, but... not... extremist perspectives
just to 'show the other side'... Avoid directly reproducing hate speech;
when it is newsworthy to do so, mediate it by...challenging such speech, and
exposing any false premises it relies on. Remember that sensitive
information (eg race and ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs,
party affiliation or union affiliation, health and sexual information)
should only be mentioned when it is necessary for the public's understanding
of the news".

Is that why news reports always refer to perpetrators of rape or terrorism
simply as "men"?

Specifically, with regard to Muslims, the guidelines recommend:

"Challenge existing anti-Muslim stereotypes that have become pervasive in
public discourse... Increase the visibility of Muslim men and women in your
general reporting... Take care not to further stigmatise terms such as
'Muslim' or 'Islam' by associating them with particular acts... Don't allow
extremists' claims about acting 'in the name of Islam' to stand
unchallenged. Highlight... the diversity of Muslim communities... where it
is necessary and newsworthy to report hateful comments against Muslims,
mediate the information. Challenge any false premises on which such comments
rely".

Not even Orwell could have made that up.

Judith Bergman is a columnist, lawyer and political analyst.

[1] Notably, the Media against Hate campaign does not define what it means
by "hate speech". The closest one gets to a definition of what the campaign
means by the term, comes from a chapter on hate speech from the report,
"Ethics in the News" by the European Journalism Network (EJN) -- a British
organization that claims to be "an independent, international, non-profit
institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism -- that the
'Media against Hate' has reproduced on its website. EJN defined hate speech
as "...any expression that vilifies an identifiable group — a race,
religious community, or sexual minority, for example — and thus prompts harm
to members', e.g. "incitement to... negative discrimination and violence"
and "expressions that hurt a community's feeling, including by insulting
beliefs". While incitement to violence is punishable by law, hurting a
community's feelings is not, but according to EJN, "legal limits should not
determine the boundaries of professional conduct... journalists need to
develop their ethical capacities to respond to the real risk of serious harm
being promoted".
jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
2017-10-25 14:19:14 UTC
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On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:30:37 -0700, "NOT Michael Ejercito"
Post by Michael Ejercito
Europe: Journalists Against Free Speech
by Judith Bergman
October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11214/europe-journalists-free-speech
Circumcised jew cunt jewdith is against free speech just like you,
dreckgook!

Cheers!

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The Peeler
2017-10-25 16:43:06 UTC
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Post by jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
Post by Michael Ejercito
Europe: Journalists Against Free Speech
by Judith Bergman
October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11214/europe-journalists-free-speech
Circumcised jew cunt jewdith is against free speech just like you,
dreckgook!
Dreckserb, you wouldn't know what "free speech" means, if "free speech"
walked up on you, ripped your shit-filled colostomy bag off your blubbery
belly, put it over your thick psychopathic head and pulled it tight with a
string under your neck!
Post by jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
Cheers!
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jizz, you housebound cocksucking wanker? <BG>
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NEMO
2017-10-25 21:10:45 UTC
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