BBC Editorial Guidelines Page

The BBC Editorial Guidelines outline the standards the BBC expects of all BBC content on TV, radio and online.

Those guidelines are designed for everyone who makes content for the BBC, to help them deal with difficult editorial decisions. Here one can also find all other BBC guidelines and standards.

Ethical Journalism Initiative

The Ethical Journalism Initiative is a campaign to rekindle old values in media worldwide launched by the International Federation of Journalists in March 2009.

This website provides information about the initiative, current project activities and programmes, some key texts and links to a network of campaigns and groups striving to make journalism work for democracy. It also contains the book to Tell You the Truth, featured here.


EthicNet is a collection of codes of journalism ethics in Europe, as understood widely by the Council of Europe.

The collection has been accumulated from numerous research projects carried out since the late 1970s at the University of Tampere, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, in cooperation with UNESCO and the International Organization of Journalists.

The EthicNet collection presents the codes in English regardless of their original language.

European Audiovisual Observatory

The information portal for the audiovisual sector in Europe.

The European Audiovisual Observatory is a European public service body, established in 1992, with 36 member States and the European Community, represented by the European Commission.

It owes its origins to Audiovisual Eureka and operates within the legal framework of the Council of Europe. It works alongside a number of partner organisations, professional organisations from within the industry and a wide network of correspondents.

Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism (FAIR)

UK based, the Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism (FAIR) was founded in 2001 as an independent charitable organization. Its aim is to work towards establishing a Safe, Just and Tolerant Britain in which Islamophobia and racism have no place.

FAIR's Media & Popular Culture Watch monitors specific incidences of Islamophobia and issues of concern and/or interest to the multi-faith communities in Britain. In addition to monitoring the the media, one of the objectives on the Project is to develop proactive initiatives to facilitate more balanced and fair reporting of Muslims in the media.

It aims to work alongside media professionals to further develop their understanding of the Muslim community by being a point of contact for their research, and providing awareness training and resources such as press packs on issues of interest.

Get Religion

Get Religion is a blog of journalists covering religious stories.

The blog is searchable by categories like academia, books, journalism genres, different geographic regions, etc.

Journalism Ethics Cases Online

The Journalism Ethics Cases Online raise a variety of ethical problems faced by journalists, including such issues as privacy, conflict of interest, reporter-source relationships, and the role of journalists in their communities.

This set of cases has been created for teachers, researchers, professional journalists and consumers of news to help them explore ethical issues in journalism. This database is hosted at the School of Journalism at Indiana University, USA.

Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen

This initiatives links to the Ethics section of the Society of Professional Journalists(SPJ) and gives wide variety of ethics materials, articles, teaching tools, links, cases and many others ethics resources.

The Society of Professional Journalists based in Indianapolis, is the US nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000

Media Accountability Systems (MAS)

The Media Accountability Systems website dedicated to media ethics and media accountability systems.

The site contains directories of the press councils and codes of ethics around the world, as well as other relevant information on practical ethics. Online South East European Journal

Published by Media Plan Institute, Sarajevo, launched in 2000.

The Online South East European Journal is composed of two main segments - the informative section, brining daily news and updates on events in South East European media, and research section, providing media analyses and reports in areas lie media policy, media ethics, journalism educations and many others.

The journal has international editorial board and variety of prominent international authors. (The news and views of South East Europe)

The Southeast European Times web site, launched in 2005 is a central source of news and information about Southeastern Europe in ten languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian and Turkish.

Each business day, the site captures the top news from across the region as reported in local and international media. It also features analysis, interviews and commentary by paid Southeast European Times contributors in the region.

Southeast European Times coverage is distinguished by an in-depth knowledge of local issues - the key players, events and sensitivities that can trigger significant developments - tempered by a cross-regional perspective.

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