Regional Workshop in Tunis: Media Accountability - Involving the Audience

A three-day workshop entitled “Media Accountability – Involving the Audience” took place in Tunis on December 20-23, 2021. The Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism (Germany) organized the event in cooperation with MENA Media Monitoring (Tunisia) and the Media Development Center (Tunisia). Media representatives such as publishers, representatives of selfregulatory bodies and regulatory bodies, ombuds people, journalists and editors-in-chief, as well as representatives from academia and NGOs attended the event. The 35 participants and experts came from Algeria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Poland, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

The aims of the workshop were twofold. First to explore the current standards and practices related to applied Media Accountability in the overall MENA Region. Secondly, to investigate the relevant audience involvement in the media accountability process as an interactive component in reflecting news, demanding corrections as well as in shaping programs and sending complaints in cases of breaches of relevant ethical codes.