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Guidelines for the application of the Rome Charter: A working tool for accurate media coverage on migration and asylum.

Media should cover migration-related issues in a thorough and nuanced way, based on solid facts. While the Rome Charter suggests guidelines for Italian journalists when reporting on asylum seekers, refugees, victims and migrants, the Guidelines for the application of the Rome Charter focus on translating the principles affirmed in the code of conduct into practical guidance for journalists.

Charter of Rome

The Charter of Rome is a code of conduct for journalists regarding asylum seekers, refugees, victims of trafficking and migrants, on the basis of the fundamental principle stressing the importance of adhering to the truth as regards all events which are the subject of media coverage (art. 2 of the Law establishing the Journalists’ Association), invite Italian journalists to: exercise the highest care in dealing with information regarding asylum seekers, refugees, victims of trafficking and migrants living in Italy and elsewhere.

It was launched in 2008 by the National Council of the Journalists’ Association (Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti, CNOG) and the Italian National Press Federation (Federazione Nazionale della Stampa Italiana, FNSI.