Rules for journalists by the National Union of Journalists

This explains a great deal actually, about why the news doesn’t seem to be much in touch with actual reality on the ground. What a tragic shame. I might add, it would be an interesting contest to see who can find the most contradictions in this clearly socialist agenda driven yet, I am reliably informed, very influential organization.

Eeyore

NUJ guidelines on race reporting.

Guidelines ratified by the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland) for all its members to follow when dealing with race relations subjects.

Statement on race reporting
1. The NUJ believes that the development of racist attitudes and the growth of fascist parties pose a threat to democracy, the rights of trade union organisations, a free press and the development of social harmony and well-being.

2. The NUJ believes that its members cannot avoid a measure of responsibility in fighting the evil of racism as expressed through the mass media.

3. The NUJ reaffirms its total opposition to censorship but equally reaffirms its belief that press freedom must be conditioned by responsibility and an acknowledgement by all media workers of the need not to allow press freedom to be abused to slander a section of the community or to promote the evil of racism.

4. The NUJ believes the methods and lies of the racists should be publicly and vigorously exposed.

5. The NUJ believes that newspapers and magazines should not originate material which encourages discrimination on grounds of race or colour, as expressed in the NUJ’s rule book and code of conduct.

6. The NUJ recognises the right of members to withhold their labour on grounds of conscience where employers are providing a platform for racist propaganda.

7. The NUJ believes that editors should ensure that coverage of race stories should be placed in a balanced context.

8. The NUJ will continue to monitor the development of media coverage in this area and give support to members seeking to enforce the above aims.

Race reporting
Only mention someone’s race if it is strictly relevant. Check to make sure you have it right. Would you mention race if the person was white?

Do not sensationalise race relations issues; it harms black people and it could harm you.

Think carefully about the words you use. Words which were once in common usage are now considered offensive, e.g. half-caste and coloured. Use mixed-race and black instead. Black can cover people of Arab, Asian, Chinese and African origin. Ask people how they define themselves.

Immigrant is often used as a term of abuse. Do not use it unless the person really is an immigrant. Most black people in Britain were born here and most immigrants are white.

Do not make assumptions about a person’s cultural background – whether it is their name or religious detail. Ask them or where it is not possible check with the local race equality council.

Investigate the treatment of black people in education, health, employment and housing. Do not forget travellers and gypsies. Cover their lives and concerns. Seek the views of their representatives.

Remember that black communities are culturally diverse. Get a full and correct view from representative organisations.

Press for equal opportunities for employment for black staff.

Be wary of disinformation. Just because a source is traditional does not mean it is accurate.

Reporting racist organisations
When interviewing representatives of racist organisations or reporting meetings or statements or claims, journalists should carefully check all reports for accuracy and seek rebutting or opposing comments. The anti-social nature of such views should be exposed.

Do not sensationalise by reports, photographs,. film or presentation the activities of racist organisations.

Seek to publish or broadcast material exposing the myths and lies of racist organisations and their anti-social behaviour.

Do not allow the letters column or ‘phone-in’ programmes to be used to spread racial hatred in whatever guise.

Guidelines on travellers
Only mention the word gypsy or traveller if strictly relevant and accurate.

Give balanced reports, seeking travellers’ views as well as those of others, consulting the local travellers where possible.

Resist the temptation to sensationalise issues involving travellers, especially in their relations with settled communities over issues such as housing and settlement programmes and schooling.

Try to give wide coverage to travellers’ lives and the problems they face.

Strive to promote the realisation that the travellers’ community is comprised of full citizens of Great Britain and Ireland whose civil rights are seldom adequately vindicated, who often suffer much hurt and damage through misuse by the media and who have a right to have their special contributions to Irish and British life, especially in music and craft work and other cultural activities, properly acknowledged and reported.

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12 Replies to “Rules for journalists by the National Union of Journalists”

  1. Political correctness strikes again, the vast majority of problems that we now face were created by the politically correct left and their MSM cheering squad.

  2. The person who wrote those “rules” is in reality a racist. Why, someone, who truly believes , all races all equal, would think that mentioning someone else’s looks is hurtful? Well nobody would, unless he feels sorry for those who aren’t white. It’s like saying: – “Don’t stare!” at someones handicap, scars, or disfiguration. -“Don’t mention she’s black! Poor thing! It must be horrible!”

  3. NUJ guidelines on race reporting
    Guidelines ratified by the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland) for all its members to follow when dealing with race relations subjects.
    Statement on race reporting with imnokuffars comments.
    1. The NUJ believes that the development of racist attitudes and the growth of fascist parties pose a threat to democracy, the rights of trade union organisations, a free press and the development of social harmony and well-being.
    1. The NUJ believes that free speech in any form that proposes right wing polices or promotes right wing views poses a threat to democracy and as such should be misrepresented in any way possible including outright lies, distortions and left wing bias.
    2. The NUJ believes that its members cannot avoid a measure of responsibility in fighting the evil of racism as expressed through the mass media.
    2. The NUJ believes that its adherents can avoid any responsibility for the outright lies and distortions they tell as they have the full backing of the discrimination laws and will be backed up by the rest of the MSM as we are in the majority.
    3. The NUJ reaffirms its total opposition to censorship but equally reaffirms its belief that press freedom must be conditioned by responsibility and an acknowledgement by all media workers of the need not to allow press freedom to be abused to slander a section of the community or to promote the evil of racism.
    3. The NUJ reaffirms its total commitment to censorship but reaffirms its belief that press freedom must be conditioned by its responsibility to promote the slander and abuse of anybody or any party that opposes cultural Marxism, Multiculturalism and Political correctness.
    4. The NUJ believes the methods and lies of the racists should be publicly and vigorously exposed.
    4. The NUJ believes that anything that contradicts its point(s) of view should always be promoted as lies even if there is truth inherent in the statements made. Be they verbal, written or filmed. We refer you to Gramsci and the Frankfurt school for further guidance.
    5. The NUJ believes that newspapers and magazines should not originate material which encourages discrimination on grounds of race or colour, as expressed in the NUJ’s rule book and code of conduct.
    5. The NUJ believes that newspapers and magazines should originate material which encourages discrimination against white people in general and political parties and individuals that oppose the point of view of the NUJ.
    6. The NUJ recognises the right of members to withhold their labour on grounds of conscience where employers are providing a platform for racist propaganda.
    6. The NUJ recognizes the right of members to withhold their labour on grounds of conscience where employers are providing a platform for anything that contradicts Multicultural values, ethics or beliefs.
    7. The NUJ believes that editors should ensure that coverage of race stories should be placed in a balanced context.
    7. The NUJ believes that editors should ensure that coverage of race stories should always be balanced in favour of minorities even where they are clearly in the wrong. Good practice on this issue is abundant and can be found in the Guardian, many other progressive papers and the BBC.
    8. The NUJ will continue to monitor the development of media coverage in this area and give support to members seeking to enforce the above aims.
    Race reporting
    Only mention someone’s race if it is strictly relevant. Check to make sure you have it right. Would you mention race if the person was white?
    Only mention someone’s race if he or she is white; avoid mentioning terms like “immigrant”, “Black”, “Muslim” or any other word suggestive of race.
    Do not sensationalise race relations issues; it harms black people and it could harm you.
    Do sensationalise race relations issues particularly if you can prove that any actions taken or deeds performed can be pejoratively twisted in favour of the a minority group or person and against a white grouping or person.
    Think carefully about the words you use. Words which were once in common usage are now considered offensive, e.g. half-caste and coloured. Use mixed-race and black instead. Black can cover people of Arab, Asian, Chinese and African origin. Ask people how they define themselves.
    Where possible use pejorative language against white people and describe them as “Scum”, “Thieves” , “Racists”, “Xenophobes”, “Islamophobes”, “Criminals”, “White” – but in a context that describes white as being subhuman. Do not give them an even break.
    Immigrant is often used as a term of abuse. Do not use it unless the person really is an immigrant. Most black people in Britain were born here and most immigrants are white.
    Use the myth that most immigrants are white even in areas where the majority are not. Always refer to Muslims as being “peace loving” or “Moderate” and play down any negative aspects of a story that could be derogatory towards minorities. Lie if necessary.
    Do not make assumptions about a person’s cultural background – whether it is their name or religious detail. Ask them or where it is not possible check with the local race equality council.
    Do make assumptions about a person’s cultural background; particularly if they are working class white and may have been deemed to have committed a “hate crime”. Check with the local Race Equality Council for statistics that prove that white on black crime is a problem, they can always be relied on to come up with the “truth” or to misrepresent statistics.
    Investigate the treatment of black people in education, health, employment and housing. Do not forget travellers and gypsies. Cover their lives and concerns. Seek the views of their representatives.
    Investigate the treatment of black people in education, health, employment and housing. Do not forget travellers and gypsies. Cover their lives and concerns. Seek the views of their representatives. Where possible slant any finding to point out the suffering or discrimination they encounter – always remember to play this up where a black person or immigrant is convicted of a crime.
    Remember that black communities are culturally diverse. Get a full and correct view from representative organisations.
    Remember that black communities usually have councilors or MPs in their pockets. These can always be relied on to talk up the local community and denigrate white people.
    Press for equal opportunities for employment for black staff.
    Press for positive discrimination in the employment of black or immigrant staff even if they are totally unsuitable for the job.
    Be wary of disinformation. Just because a source is traditional does not mean it is accurate.
    Be wary of disinformation particularly the truth where it conflicts with any of the advice given above.
    Reporting racist organisations
    When interviewing representatives of racist organisations or reporting meetings or statements or claims, journalists should carefully check all reports for accuracy and seek rebutting or opposing comments. The anti-social nature of such views should be exposed.
    When interviewing representatives of what are deemed to be (by us) as racist organizations never give them an even break, never discuss policies, concentrate on any purported or actual wrongdoing by the person. Misrepresent their views and harass and bully them where possible. Seek rebutting or opposing arguments or comments that favour your point of view and that mirror these guidelines or you will be blackballed or sacked.
    Do not sensationalise by reports, photographs,. film or presentation the activities of racist organisations.
    Sensationalise reports and photos, film or presentations that show the organizations or individuals in a bad light.
    Seek to publish or broadcast material exposing the myths and lies of racist organisations and their anti-social behaviour.
    As above.
    Do not allow the letters column or ‘phone-in’ programmes to be used to spread racial hatred in whatever guise.
    Never allow countervailing views no matter how reasonable to spread the truth in any guise whatsoever.
    Guidelines on travellers
    Only mention the word gypsy or traveller if strictly relevant and accurate.
    Only mention the word Gypsy or Traveller if it used in a positive manner.
    Give balanced reports, seeking travellers’ views as well as those of others, consulting the local travellers where possible.

    Give reports seeking travelers views that promote a narrative that is favorable to them.
    Resist the temptation to sensationalise issues involving travellers, especially in their relations with settled communities over issues such as housing and settlement programmes and schooling.
    Resist the temptation to sensationalise or give a fair and accurate view of the relations with settled communities over issues that could expose them (the Travelers or Gypsy’s) to fair criticism. I refer you to Dale Farm controversy as a model of this policy.
    Try to give wide coverage to travellers’ lives and the problems they face.
    Give wide coverage to travelers lives and the problems and discrimination they face, where possible pointing the finger at local settled communities, racism or anything else you can think of within these guidelines.
    Strive to promote the realisation that the travellers’ community is comprised of full citizens of Great Britain and Ireland whose civil rights are seldom adequately vindicated, who often suffer much hurt and damage through misuse by the media and who have a right to have their special contributions to Irish and British life, especially in music and craft work and other cultural activities, properly acknowledged and reported.
    Strive to promote the travelers as honest, loving, caring people who only seek to make a living and look after their families. Where criminality or anything negative is proved against them portray them as “Lovable Rogues” deserving of our bounty.

  4. “The NUJ believes the methods and lies of the racists should be publicly and vigorously exposed.”

    Of course; if the alleged racists belong to a certain group or a class, particularly the “white” working class they are always guilty until proven innnocent of one “ism” or another and then are forever suspect. Yes sir, that is a fact definitely settled. As such, it is only right that they be rooted out, hooted out, hounded out of their burrows, no stone must be left unturned including the law. Cannot get it first time, try and try again until the desired result is acquired, got all the time in the world! To hell with long established liberities such as that of the presumption of innocence, fairness, due process and the rule of law. Of course; how can such age old principles mean anything it comes to an allegation of racism!

  5. 3. The NUJ reaffirms its total opposition to censorship but equally reaffirms its belief that press freedom must be conditioned by responsibility

    Thats a pretty big “but”.

    imnokuffar

    Do you have a link to those NUJ guidelines

  6. I can’t help but notice that TRUTH is irrelevant to pursuing the agenda of this organization. They departed from being a group committed to improving the world when they decided TRUTH was their enemy.

  7. A “race” is a biological isolate, by definition. Hence an eagle cannot mate with a parrot and produce fertile offspring. Like a horse and a donkey might produce a mule, but it would be infertile. Point? In both cases these are are matings across species or “races.” Homo sapiens, us, are of one “race” – just that homo sapiens.

    So, all these words by some journo are simple BS. So how do we describe differences in the human animal, I’d suggest by culture and geographic origin. “Race” is mostly meaningless, except in biology/zoology…

  8. A race, as I understand it Jim, is another word for ‘breed’. Races can and do create viable offspring. Labrador retrievers and Golden retrievers for example. But they are separate breeds or races till then.

    You describe the traits of a species which cannot reproduce and create viable offspring, although that is being rethought I believe as there are fertile ‘Ligers’ out there now. But typically, a species is what you describe. Humans have several breeds. The argument comes with politics more than anthropology or biology.

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