Haiti Imprensa organizações adotam o Código de Ética
- Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:23 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Media associations and sector representatives adopted a code of ethics last Thursday that defines an outline for the Haitian press regarding rights and duties of journalists exercising the profession in the country.
The Code of Ethics adopted is the first such initiative was taken by the associative structures of the sector press and media.
"This code of ethics was developed through a participatory and consensus over many working meetings organized by UNESCO with the leaders of associations of journalists and media, media owners and journalists recognized," says the 'UN organization in a statement.
The document, which was signed on December 8 passed, this whole series of ethical guidelines on media and journalists. Its 22 sections deal with respect for human dignity and privacy, the rejection of discrimination, the principle of presumption of innocence of defendants, the refusal of the media and journalists to relay the words that convey the hatred and confrontation, and balanced treatment of information especially in election periods.
This reiterates the code to make reservations about the rumor, which very often said "facts or opinions distorted, exaggerated or even invented" so that the media coverage did not increase.
He recalled the fundamental distinction between several central terms in which information and advertising, especially the ban on media and journalists to receive bonuses that could affect their impartiality.
The code encourages "journalists to constantly seek to refine and master the skills they need to better exercise their profession. (...) The heads of the media will encourage journalists to take part in all forms of training to their integration into the profession. "
The paper also addresses issues such as: "the media and journalists should exercise particular sensitivity regarding issues related to gender stereotypes."
The media and journalists must also ensure that they reflect the intellectual and emotional equality of men and women, and encourage the participation of women in the media, including positions of responsibility.
This is the first such initiative was taken by the associative structures of the sector press and media. Among the entities that have signed the code include the National Association of Haitian Media (ANMH), the Association of Independent Media of Haiti (Amichai), the Association of Haitian Journalists (AJH), the Group and the Corporation Médialternatif Animation in Social Communication (SAKS).
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