Code of Ethics
The Indonesian Press Council, in collaboration with 29 journalist associations, developed a Code of Ethics for journalists. Despite the presence of this journalistic code of conduct, it is not effectively implemented. Journalists are often accused of being unethical and unprofessional in their practice, which in certain cases have triggered violence against the media. The Code of Ethics of the press council can be found below.
Indonesian journalists are independent, developing an accurate story, balanced, and not bad-intentioned.
Indonesian journalists apply professional ways in carrying out journalistic duties.
Indonesian journalists always verify information, reporting in a balanced manner, not to mix the facts and judging opinions, as well as applying the presumption of innocence.
Indonesian journalists do not make the false (lying) news, slander, sadistic, and obscene.
Indonesian journalists do not mention nor broadcast the identity of victims of moral crime, nor mention identity of children as perpetrators.
Indonesian journalists do not misuse its profession and do not take bribes.
Indonesian journalists have the refuse right to protect sources who are not willing to be identified or whereabouts, respect the provisions of the embargo, background information, and off the record" in accordance with the agreement.
Indonesian journalists do not write or broadcast news based on prejudice or discrimination against any individual on the basis of differences in ethnicity, race, color, religion, sex, and language and not degrading the weak, poor, sick, mentally ill and disabled people .
Indonesian journalists respect the rights of sources about his personal life, except for public purposes/interests.
Indonesian journalists immediately revoke, revise, and improve the false and inaccurate news accompanied with an apology to readers, listeners, and / or viewers.
Indonesian journalists to serve the right of reply and correction rights proportionately.Back to top