Open Journalism and the open road ahead
Small and big world news is published and debated in a seemingly never-ending stream of posts, tweets, and comments on social networking and news websites. A new type of reporting – Open Journalism – is emerging with the growing digitalization and the greater freedom it has brought.
Open Journalism is a new practice of involving the readers and using their content stirs up a variety of questions, legal, regulatory and ethical. It raises questions on how to deal with issues we attach to traditional journalism like protection of sources, access to information and editorial independence.
In 2014 the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media initiated a series of meetings among experts, policymakers and regulators touching on the practice and terminology of Open Journalism, legal issues, accountability and regulatory challenges. The meetings will help increase our understanding of the issues involved, best practices and possible solutions to advance and strengthen human dimension commitments.
All policy papers, findings and contributions from the participants will be consolidated, together with relevant publications, in this online resource. It will be a platform for the exchange of information, experience and opinions on the topic.
The first meeting was held on 5 May 2014 in Vienna, documents, interviews and recordings from that meeting are available here. The second meeting was held on 19 September 2014. The next meeting is planned for December 2015.