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These guidelines are developed by radion Television Digital News Association Read here:

The NUJ’s Ethics Council has produced a set of guidelines to help journalists grappling with the problems of reporting police raids on ‘terrorist suspects’. Reporters have to try to make fair and balanced stories while the information given by police is often scant and unverifiable. link:

The participants of the workshop on media accountability organised by the International Federation of Journalists, the Indonesian Press Council and the Institute of Peace and Democracy, meeting on December 8-9th 2009 in Bali, agree the following conclusions and statement for submission to the Bali Democracy Forum II: We the representatives of journalists’ groups, press councils and media [..]

" The CBC occupies a unique position of trust. Not only is it the most substantial and broadly-based broadcast journalism organization in Canada, it is funded, through Parliament, by the people of Canada. The CBC therefore considers it a duty to provide consistent, high-quality information upon which all citizens may rely. [..]

The Media and Society Foundation – a Swiss-based initiative of prominent international media professionals – has gathered together the main principles that are universally shared by media organizations. It has developed from them two ISO 9000 media-specific quality management standards, ISAS BC 9001 for broadcasters and ISAS P 9001 for the press and Internet content producers. [..]

The Charter of Rome is a code of conduct for journalists regarding asylum seekers, refugees, victims of trafficking and migrants. It was launched in 2008 by the National Council of the Journalists’ Association (Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti, CNOG) and the Italian National Press Federation (Federazione Nazionale della Stampa Italiana, FNSI.

As champions of ethical journalism, unions of journalists need to review their own performance. Most have a code of conduct, often prepared by the union’s founders, but it rarely figures in discussion at union meetings where ‘bread and butter’ issues of jobs and wages dominate the agenda. [..]

The Reuters handbook, now in its second online edition and fully revised, is the work of journalists from text, television, pictures and from domestic as well as international services. [..]