Charting the future of AI in media

The rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of news media brings with it extraordinary opportunities and challenges, particularly when it comes to upholding the integrity of information. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a consortium of international partners, including the World
Association of Newspapers and News Publishers WAN-IFRA, are launching a dedicated committee.
This committee, under the leadership of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, aims to formulate an “AI
Charter in Media” to guide regulatory initiatives in this evolving landscape.

Comprising 21 members from 13 different countries, the committee represents a fusion of expertise from academia and journalism, as well as AI and digital technology professionals. The findings of the committee are expected to be unveiled by the end of 2023. The committee’s primary objective is to establish a comprehensive set of principles, rights, and responsibilities that information professionals
should adhere to when utilizing AI-based systems. RSF will spearhead this initiative in collaboration with prominent nongovernmental organizations dedicated to defending journalism (FPU, EJN, CPJ, IPI,
GFMD), media representative organizations covering the print and broadcast sectors (WANIFRA, ABU, EBU), and investigative journalism consortia (ICIJ, OCCRP). With a diverse array of partner organizations and members, this initiative aims to become a significant reference point in the media industry.

Source – Intergraf November 2023