Sports A "Charter for journalism that is up to the ecological emergency" launched in France

17:50  14 september  2022
17:50  14 september  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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Several hundred journalists and dozens of media have signed a charter inviting the profession to modify his way of working in the face of the climate crisis and the decline of biodiversity.

Terrible floods in Pakistan, megafeux in France-unheard of (heat waves and drought in several regions of the world: in recent months have shown that the ecological emergency is there.

In February, in its last report, the international group of climate experts, the IPCC, wrote: “Social networks and the media can have a significant impact to advance climate conscience and the legitimacy of the actions . His authors added that the media "frame and transmit information on climate change. They have a crucial role in the perception of the public, his understanding and his will to act.

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It is in this context that a collective of around thirty journalists wrote an charter for journalism up to the ecological emergency . Made public this Wednesday, September 14, this 13 -point text was thought of as a compass for the media and journalists in their informational practices.

Certain points of the charter relate to the editorial treatment, inviting to "treat the climate, the living and social justice in a transversal manner", "to do the work of pedagogy" on sometimes complex subjects or even "wonder about the lexicon and the images used ”. Others relate to the functioning of the media as a business: "oppose the funding of the most polluting activities", "practice a Bas-Carbon journalist by questioning the ecological footprint of journalistic activities" and continuous training For journalists on ecological issues.

Several hundred journalists have signed this charter as well as dozens of editors - some specialized such as green.eco or reporterre, but there is also Mediapart, 20 minutes, economic alternatives and the media of the France Médias World: RFI, France 24 and MCD. The text received the support of several leading scientists, including the vice-president of the IPCC Valérie Masson-Delmotte.

Sunday September 18, 2022 at 11:10 a.m. Tu, L'Atelier des Média from RFI will be devoted to this charter. One of its editors, Anne-Sophie Novel, will come and discuss it.

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