The IAPWJ Code of Practice

Verum est honoris (Truth is honour)

Our members pledge to:

  1. do their utmost to maintain full confidence in the integrity and dignity of the calling of a journalist.
  2. report and interpret news with scrupulous honesty.
  3. not suppress essential facts nor distort the truth by omission or inaccurate or improper emphasis.
  4. respect all confidences received by them in the course of their duties.
  5. always observe the fraternal obligations arising from membership of the Association and not on any occasion to take unfair or improper advantage of a fellow member of the Association.
  6. not allow their personal interests to influence them in the discharge of their duties, nor to accept or offer any present, gift or consideration, or benefit or advantage whatsoever.
  7. use only fair and honest means to obtain news, pictures and documents.
  8. always reveal their identity as a representative of the press before obtaining any personal interview for the purpose of using it for publication.
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