How to be a responsible journalist
Oversimplifying and low awareness about psychoactive substances and addictive disorders lead to massive violations of human rights in Belarus, that have become socially acceptable. Thousands of people convicted for victimless crimes, but people easily turn away from the problem with the phrase “I’m against drugs”.
Responsible attitude towards drugs and its consumers requires information. Responsible journalism requires to stop calling drugs “en evil” and simplify complex phenomena.
The memo (in Belarusian) was presented in Minsk on 29 January 2018.