1.Everyone shall possess the right to freely express and publicise his thoughts in words, images or by any other means, as well as the right to inform others, inform himself and be informed without hindrance or discrimination 2.Exercise of the said rights shall not be hindered or limited by any type or form of censorship Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Article 37.º

Ethical Journalism Initiative campaign promoted through new Web site


The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched a Web site to promote its Ethical Journalism Initiative (EJI) Campaign, which seeks to make journalism's core values an integral part of media worldwide.

In troubled times of political tension, social conflict and economic turbulence people yearn for reliable and quality information. Journalism provides the analysis, context and commentary that keep citizens informed and allows them to play their part in the life of society.

The role of media in helping to build democracy has never been more important, but how will journalism in future deliver the service people need?

The Web site, http://www.ethicaljournalisminitiative.org, will host information about the campaign, which is framed around truth telling, independence and fairness as well as humanity and solidarity. It also includes information about important events to promote the campaign and material available to download.

The site also features a book, To Tell you the Truth, available in PDF format, which is an introduction to the ethical environment for journalists.

The IFJ represents over 600,000 journalists in 123 countries worldwide.


  1. Ethics and Morals are closely connected to your heart ... Yet the rules of law are a mile away. Speaking your opinion is stating your ethical and moral standing. People have been shot for less ... that's why I love the internet and blogs ... speak freely and make debate

  2. My dearest Joana,

    thank you for this publication!

    And what a shame for the regular media that are controlled by high powers.
    Back to Soviet times, is what happened to us.

    It is incredible that such a site has to exist, to tell us the truth.
    One of these days, whole Britain will start listening to The Voice of America, in order to find out how things are going in Britain.
    It is what Russians used to do when Russia was still communist.

  3. About bloody time. Great idea - I am so sick of bias and blatant propaganda.


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