How can the media regain public trust?

This was the focus of a discussion at the 5th Arab Free Press Forum in Tunis, January 23, 2012:

After years of propaganda, it is difficult for newly-free publications in the Arab World to establish themselves as trustworthy sources of news, particularly when facing competition from blogs and social media.

Five panelists discussed transparency, consideration for readers/users and the ineffectiveness of media laws. Participants agreed that codes of ethics were necessary.¬†However, “a code of ethics should not come from the government but should be willingly established by the news organizations,” said Magda Abu-Fadil.

Report and photos of the event.

Photos by Aymen Omrani (+216 22 882 344 /