Nadezhda Azhgikhina: "The only ideology and religion for journalists is commitment to professional and ethical standards. [...] We all have to do our best to resist any attempt to restore Cold War practices"

posted 28 Nov 2016, 09:12 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 Nov 2016, 09:19 ]
“I am deeply disappointed with the vote on this resolution. I grew up during the Cold War time. I do remember joint efforts of journalists from East and West to work together for a future free from censorship, hate and stereotypes. We understood that we came from different cultures, and different backgrounds, but we did believe in journalism as public good. The only ideology and religion for journalists is commitment to professional and ethical standards. Today many decision makers try to use media as political tools. The only way to overcome hate and misuse of the media is promotion of quality and responsible journalism. The best way to support it is development of self-regulation, professional solidarity and media literacy. We all have to do our best to resist any attempt to restore Cold War practices, which are the real threats for democracy and cooperation in Europe.”

- Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Vice-President of the EFJ and member of RUJ

Nadezhda Azhgikhina was commenting on a non-legislative resolution voted on by the European Parliament on 23 November 2016

Source:
'EU Parliament Resolution to tackle anti-EU Propaganda comes under criticism from journalists,' European Federation of Journalists, 24 November 2016
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