A recent poll
showed that forty percent of Arabic-language journalists would be more
likely to make use of a press release if it was accompanied by a gift. Have you or one of your colleagues ever accepted a gift in return for a story? Do you think it is permissible for journalists in developing countries to accept gifts from government officials or outside organizations because they are often underpaid? This week you can give your opinion on this by visiting IjNet (International Journalist Network) website http://www.ijnet.org/Director.aspx?P=DiscussionArticle&ID=306165&LID=1.