National Declaration of Professional Code Conduct of Journalists
national declaration consists of principles about the professional
conduct of the journalists that involve collecting, imparting and
commenting of news and information. The principles of professional
To respect the truth and the right of people to know the
To defend this duty, the journalist shall collect and
disseminate news straightforwardly.
The journalist shall only report the facts that he/she knows
where they originally come from.
The Journalist shall have the right to comment and criticize
the current issues honestly.
The Journalist shall not suppress important information, and
shall not falsify a document.
The journalist must hide confidential sources of news.
The journalist shall do utmost to correct inaccurate
The journalist shall consider the following as offences
against the profession:
Defamation, insult and baseless accusations.
Acceptance of bribe of any type if aimed for dissemination or
The journalist shall be aware of the dangers of
discriminations spread by the media, and shall do utmost to avoid
discriminations based on: tribe, politics, sex and special dialect.
The journalist must avoid every thing that can endanger the
existence of the nation and the coexistence of the people.
The journalists shall consider all of the principles stated
above as an obligation on them for implementation.