Conflict of Interest in Journalism: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas

Within the journalism industry, navigating around ethical dilemmas remains to be one of the most significantly important skills for journalists all around the world to learn and use. It is a skill that every aspiring journalist needs to master.

To address this need, industry experts from Astro Radio News conducted a workshop titled "Conflict of Interest in Journalism: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas" on 24th May 2024.

This carefully crafted workshop was a collaborative effort organised by IACT lecturers, Ms. Mekalah and Mr. Irwan, aiming to enhance students' understanding of ethical challenges in journalism, particularly conflicts of interest.

This workshop provided an invaluable platform for students to delve into the complexities of maintaining ethical standards while managing potential conflicts of interest. With a keen focus on real-world applications, the event aimed to equip students with effective strategies to manage and resolve these issues professionally.

Students were given the opportunity to engage in dynamic discussions, bringing theoretical concepts to life and developing a deeper understanding of ethical journalism. These interactions will only help our future journalists to become the best that they can be in their field while also ensuring them that they are grounded on a solid foundation of journalism ethics.

Adding to the excitement, students received goodie bags courtesy of the team at Astro Radio News, adding a tangible token of appreciation for their participation. The event not only broadened their knowledge but also provided a memorable experience, reinforcing the practical application of ethical principles in journalism.

A special thank you goes to Ms. Thivyah Vegan John, Ms. Chan Sue Ching, and Mr. Khairul Fadzly Abu Bakar for their invaluable contributions.

Their insights into the life of the radio and broadcasting industry were enlightening, offering students a glimpse into the ethical considerations that professionals face daily.

Our aspiring journalists will undoubtedly be more equipped to enter the industry and will do so confidently. Using the moments, information, insights and values that were established within workshops like this to establish a firm foundation to step into the industry and that is our greater goal as an institution.

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