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.
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.
The NUJ’s Code of Conduct has set out the main principles of British and Irish journalism since 1936. The code is part of the rules and all journalists joining the union must sign that they will strive to adhere to it.
The World Health Organization offers a guide for media professionals relating to the treatment of suicide in the media. Click here
Code of ethics for Journalists issued under Section 26 (d) of Chapter Three of the Bhutan Information, Communications and Media Act 2006. Click here