Council of Europe Scraps Journalism Code of Ethics; Press Freedom Groups Welcome Decision to Kill Onerous Regulatory Program
Garneau, George, Editor & Publisher
Press freedom groups welcome decision to kill onerous regulatory program
THE COUNCIL OF Europe's governing committee has rejected a proposed code of journalistic ethics that press freedom groups have condemned as a threat to free expression.
The council's Committee of Ministers said the code "might well encourage and enable policy-makers to interfere with media freedom."
In an informal response to the proposed code, the ministers particularly opposed the idea of a European media ombudsman and said that because of the importance of editorial independence, they "would caution against legislative solutions."
The International Federation of Newspaper …
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Publication information: Article title: Council of Europe Scraps Journalism Code of Ethics; Press Freedom Groups Welcome Decision to Kill Onerous Regulatory Program. Contributors: Garneau, George - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Volume: 127. Issue: 17 Publication date: April 23, 1994. Page number: 102. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 1994 Gale Group.
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