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2024 Conference (Cape Town)

After a memorable conference last year in London, ONO will hold its 2024 conference in Cape Town, South Africa, from May 15th to May 18th, 2024. Click here to register! If you have any questions, please contact ONO Executive director, … Read More

2023 Conference (London)

The 2023 ONO Conference was held in London from May 31st to June 2nd, at the premises of the BBC and The Guardian. Read the full program for the event here. Selected video, audio and other highlights of the conference … Read More

Chat notes from Climate Change shop talk, October 2022

Elizabeth Jensen : This was a big issue when I was at NPR. I wrote several columns on it. This was the last: https://www.npr.org/sections/publiceditor/2020/01/17/797250970/update-nprs-climate-coverage-team-expanding And I saw that NPR just announced that it was concentrating everything in a full-on Climate … Read More

WORLD NEWS DAY

The Organization of News Ombudsmen is delighted to join with more than 500 news organizations around the world on September 28 in supporting World News Day and emphasising the value of fact-based journalism. There has been a proliferation of news … Read More

The Fragility of Media Accountability in Repressive Context: The Case of Turkey

The respected Turkish journalist and long-time ONO member Yavuz Baydar recently delivered an important speech on media accountability under repressive regimes. You can read the full speech here. It covers, in stark detail, the challenges of being an ombudsman at … Read More

An Open Letter on Coverage of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

ONO Members have, over the years, worked with a range of organizations in Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe and around the world to promote strong public interest journalism and accountable editorial standards. Recently, in the wake of the outbreak … Read More

CHAT NOTES FROM UKRAINE WAR SHOP TALK

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The Relotius Scandal

The shock Three years ago, the falsifications by reporter Claas Relotius shook SPIEGEL and called the magazine’s credibility into question. What followed? By Brigitte Fehrle Fehrle, 67, is the former chief editor of the Berliner Zeitung. She works as a … Read More

SJOERD DE JONG, NRC HANDELSBLAD OMBUDSMAN 2011-2022, REFLECTS ON THE ROLE

We no longer make the newspaper ‘just for ourselves’ Journalists who want to defend democracy do not have to become activists, according to outgoing ombudsman Sjoerd de Jong. 30 December 2021 Reading time 6 minutes It started as more good, … Read More

Chat comments – November 2021 shop talk

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