Category Archive for: Ethics And Libel

CONTROL OF PRINTING PRESSES AND NEWSPAPERS

23.Forfeiture of copies> (1) Whenever the Government is satisfied that any book or newspaper contains words, signs or visible representations which. (a) incite to the commission of the offence of murder or any other cognizable offence involving violence. (b) amount to false rumours calculated to cause public alarm whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against public…

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THE PITFALLS OF LIBEL

In writing news it is not always easy. to determine the exact point at which the public’s right to know is greater than the individual’s right to his good name. A reporter must constantly be — aware that a person’s reputation (his name) is of tangible value The reporter who damages it, even unintentionally, could do irreparable harm to that…

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A CODE OF ETHICS

What are some concrete “rules of honor” for the newspaper to observe in building a stronger, cleaner press? Each newspaper will have its own “code of ethics,” either written or unwritten. The codes of various newspapers range in flavor from ultra conservatism to extreme sensationalism (the latter being commonly called “yellow journalism”). Below are some of the rules frequently present in…

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Ethics And Libel

Every newspaper is in possession of material that is both printable and unprintable-In an ethical sense. And the problems of deciding what should and what should not be printed are a constant moral dilemma for the editor and the reporter. Not all news stories fit conveniently into a “print” or “do not print” category. In a moral or . ethical…

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