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November 11, 2020

Video Commentary: When Journalists Becoming Unwitting Tools of Russian Interference

The Internet Research Agency (IRA) has infiltrated American social media in order to sow mistrust, widen divisions, and interfere in the 2016 presidential elections. Lilian Manansala discusses the ethical dilemma of journalists not checking sources only to find out later they utilized posts tweeted by Russian bots. 

November 4, 2020

Podcast: ‘Writer’s Bloc’ on the Rights of a Private Citizen with AIDS

If a community fears a threat like AIDS, does that justify putting someone who has contracted it in the public eye? In this episode of Writer's Bloc, Lilian Manansala and Corina Garcia discuss whether Lithuanian paper Lietuvos Rytas, violated the rights of private citizen Laimutis Armoniene when they published that he had HIV. Was the public’s right to know paramount over his right to privacy?

October 26, 2020

Podcast: ‘Fourth Estate’ On The Ethics Of A Pen Name

The ethics of investigative Journalist Claudio Gatti in revealing the identity of famed Italian author Elena Ferrante.

Anas at 2018 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Accra, Ghana [Photo credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen]

October 21, 2020

‘Name, Shame, and Jail:’ The signature of the most renowned journalist in Africa

No one has seen his face, but Anas Aremeyaw Anas' investigative reporting on corruption has made him a legendary journalist and a lauded hero in his country Ghana.

October 14, 2020

Podcast: ‘Countervail’ on Reporters and Personal Social Media Accounts

Do public figures lose all rights of privacy to scrutiny by the public? In this episode of Countervail, Dawn Heinbach and Lilian Manansala discuss the suspension of Felicia Sonmez when she re-tweeted a story about the sexual allegation against Kobe Bryant. Because she re-tweeted the piece shortly after Bryant's death, the reporter was not only harassed and threatened online but suspended by the Washington Post. Where is the line between a reporter's personal rights on their social media accounts vs the publisher's right to control how their news staff represents the company?