Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bahamas Press Club adopts Code of Ethics

Anthony Newbold
President Bahamas Press Club
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Press Club 2014, in an effort to enhance the profession of the working media in the country, has adopted a Code of Ethics.

In this vein, members or any affiliate of the BPC are expected in the course of performing their duties to, especially in light of the upcoming political season:

SEEK TRUTH AND REPORT IT. The media should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

MINIMIZE HARM. Ethical members of the media are to treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect.

ACT INDEPENDENTLY. The media should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know.

BE ACCOUNTABLE. Members of the media are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other.  Read more >>