Monday, 8 August 2011




Many people in the Counterjihad movement feel that there is a media conspiracy to cover up the truth about the effect mass third-world immigration is having on Europe. Establishment figures dismiss these concerns as a conspiracy theory. But it's not a conspiracy theory. It's a conspiracy fact.

In Britain the media conspiracy is embodied in the National Union of Journalists' Guidelines on Race Reporting. You can find them here and the text of the guidelines is reproduced below.

Note the extraordinarily loaded language, like something out of a Trotskyist Social Workers Party fringe group meeting. It is shocking to think that almost all British news reporting is filtered through these Soviet-style guidelines.

Most countries in the western world probably have similar sets of journalistic guidelines, either imposed by law or the result of a conspiracy among journalists to impose what they see as correct thinking on the rest of the population.

If you know of any similar guidelines for other countries, please post information about it here as it would be useful to construct a public record of the extent of this conspiracy worldwide.
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.

UPDATE:

The Labour MP Denis MacShane played a key role in creating the NUJ Guidelines on Race Reporting when he was NUJ President in the 1970s. You can find out more about this here.

3 comments:

Johnny Rottenborough said...

A poster on the Telegraph blogs, sammiehall, wrote about ‘prior restraint’ a couple of years ago. In part, she said:

Prior restraint is the worst kind of censorship. Prior restraint is when the government must give approval BEFORE something can be broadcast/published, or dictates in advance that something cannot be published.
[…]
Historically, whenever a government tries to impose any sort of prior restraint, it is the MEDIA COMPANIES that line up to oppose it, both politically and in court. The EU has implemented a programme of ‘topical’ prior restraint. It is a CRIME to broadcast/publish news that ‘disses’ a racial/ethnic group. Right now, it’s just an EU directive, passed into law in each nation. After the ratification of the Lisbon treaty, violation of the EU prior restraint will be a ‘European’ criminal offence, prosecuted by the federal European courts.
[…]
The EU programme to suppress anti-immigrant news is run through the EU’s Justice & Home Affairs division, and is administered in all EU countries through their ‘Daphne’ programme. From Daphne, it comes to the UK via the MediaWise Trust, and then to the NUJ. If you look at the NUJ Codes of Conduct and Guidelines for reporting, you’ll see the EU prior restraint dictates rewritten almost verbatim.

Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

That's where I first heard about them, from that poster on the Telegraph blogs. I was shocked when I actually read the guidelines, and I think most British people would be too. It was one of the milestone moments in my political maturation.

Johnny Rottenborough said...

Here’s an example of censorship. In November, 2009, Ed West blogged on Why liberalism flourishes in ‘white cities’. The thread got round to censorship and I said that I had sometimes tried to post a link, on the Telegraph blogs, to a page about the Euro-Arab Partnership but that my posts containing that link never appeared. Electronic prior restraint?

Having just looked back at the thread, all my posts (and those of another ‘awkward’ poster, Jose Maria) have disappeared. Our names are mentioned by others on the thread but there’s no sign of the awkward squad…

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