Code of Ethics

To guarantee press freedom and fulfill the public's right to obtain correct information, journalists need a moral and professional ethical foundation as operational guidelines in maintaining public trust and upholding integrity and professionalism. On that basis, journalists establish and adhere to the Journalistic Code of Ethics:

1. journalists are independent, produce news that is accurate, balanced, and does not have bad intentions.

2. journalists take professional methods in carrying out their journalistic duties.

3. journalists always test information, report in a balanced manner, do not mix judgmental facts and opinions, and apply the principle of the presumption of innocence.

4. journalists do not make false, slanderous, sadistic and obscene news.

5. journalists do not mention and broadcast the identities of victims of immoral crimes and do not mention the identities of children who are perpetrators of crimes.

6. journalists do not abuse their profession and do not accept bribes.

7. journalists have the right to refuse to protect sources whose identity or whereabouts are not known, respect the provisions of the embargo, background information, and "off the record" in accordance with the agreement.

8. journalists do not write or broadcast news based on prejudice or discrimination against someone on the basis of differences in ethnicity, race, skin color, religion, gender, and language and do not demean the weak, poor, sick, mentally disabled or physically disabled.

9. journalists respect the rights of sources regarding their private lives, except for the public interest.

10. journalists immediately retract, rectify, and correct the false and inaccurate news accompanied by apologies to readers, listeners, and or viewers.

11. journalists serve the right of reply and the right of correction proportionally