The balance between a journalist’s duty to cover news and that of protecting the public from information wars is a recipe which professionals should work on, in the context of the current conflicts, Strategikon think tank Vice President Radu Magdin told the “Protection of Journalists and Freedom of the Press” conference.
He spoke of the Daesh group threat and the refugee crisis, topics found in the news worldwide. Magdin said that information wars are going on at present and noted that because of the Daesh presence in the media “nobody speaks about Al-Qaeda anymore.”
According to Magdin, the “new cool mean guy in town” is Daesh, a group “trying also to instill terror and make stakeholders step back in the western world”.
“As informed societies, we are definitely one of the main targets of all these organizations,” the Strategikon Vice President added.
In this context, Magdin pointed out that journalists must find a balance between media coverage and protecting the public from information wars.
“The proper way of hunting balanced news with actually protecting your public from an information war it’s a recipe that we still have to work on.”
He underscored that checking the information is essential. “In all this media frenzy, we must take a step back, breath in and double check facts,” said Magdin. More...