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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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ONO Executive Director

Alan Sunderland has been Executive Director of ONO since 2019. Prior to that, he was ONO Treasurer and Board Member. Alan was the Editorial Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, an Australian Public Broadcaster, from 2013 to 2019. He is … Read More

ONO Board

MARGO SMIT (President): Margo is the Ombudsman for Journalistic Content at NPO, the public broadcaster in The Netherlands. You can access her official homepage HERE. JACK NAGLER (Vice President): Jack is the English Language Ombudsman for CBC, the Canadian public … Read More

ONO Vice President

Jack Nagler became Vice-President of ONO in 2021. Jack has been the English Services Ombudsman at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation since January 2019. Prior to that, he was CBC’s Director of Journalistic Public Accountability and Engagement for five years, responsible … Read More

ONO President

Margo Smit took over as President of ONO in June 2021. Previous to becoming President, Margo had been the Treasurer of ONO and a long-standing Board Member, Margo is the Ombudsman for journalism content at NPO, the public broadcaster of … Read More