Rules and Regulations
code of conduct
Members of the press have a responsibility to maintain the highest professional standards. The regulations, which include this introductory note, and the public interest clauses described below, together set forth the moral values under which individual rights and the public’s right to know are protected. Is. This is the basis upon which a self-regulatory system is built and to which the (journalistic) industry commits itself. It is very important that not only the words of the Code of Conduct but also its entire spirit be respected. It should neither be so narrow as to undermine the promise of protection of individual rights, nor so broad as to unnecessarily interfere with freedom of expression or to keep published material out of the public interest. It is the responsibility of the publisher(s) and editor(s) to apply the Code of Conduct to both the print and online versions. They should take care to ensure that those involved in print and online journalism, not only the editorial staff, but also those outside it, including non-journalists, adhere to it strictly.
The press must not publish false, misleading, and distorted information and images. Any unusual error, misrepresentation or misrepresentation should be immediately corrected and clarified and an apology issued if necessary. The press is free to support but must keep clear the distinction between facts, statements and conclusions. If the press is a party to a defamation case, it is important to be fair and impartial in explaining it until a settlement agreement is reached or, when an agreement is reached, it is also published. should be done
Providing opportunities for response
In the event of (publication) errors, ample opportunities for response and clarification must be provided.
A journalist must respect every person, whether male or female, in their private and family matters, domestic, health and other communications, including digital communications. Editors are expected to explain any unauthorized intrusion into someone’s personal life. Otherwise, action may be taken against the complainant for public disclosure of his/her personal information. It is never acceptable to take a picture of a person in private places without their permission.
Note: Here, private and public places refer to places where some degree of privacy is maintained.
Journalists should not engage in harassment, pressure or intimidation. If a person refuses to call, take pictures and ask questions, the journalist should also stop. If he forbids the journalist from staying any longer at his place or house, he should come out and not follow him. It is important for editors to apply these rules and regulations to those who are working for them and to ensure that they are not bringing in material from other sources that is not acceptable under (ethical regulations). Is.