Media ethics codes from around the world


A brand new database for codes of media ethics was launched on Monday. Accountable Journalism includes more than 400 searchable codes that can be sorted by keywords, type of organization, topic, region, year created or updated and country.

According to the site, media codes are valuable not just for traditional reporters, but for anyone using the mass social media tools and who are regularly committing acts of journalism. Bear in mind that the database uses crowdsourcing techniques and is still a work in process. Media professionals can take part to the process by sending their respective code of ethics or an update to the site.

Access the webpage here.

Picture: glass globe, by Akash Kataruka, licence: CC BY-ND 2.0

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