Ethics in Journalism in Somalia

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Journalism in Somalia

Five ethics of Journalism

So while various codes may have some differences, most share common elements including the principles of truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability, as these apply to the acquisition of newsworthy information and its subsequent dissemination to the public

The codes of ethics 

A code of ethics sets out an organization’s ethical guidelines and best practices to follow for honesty, integrity, and professionalism. For members of an organization, violating the code of ethics can result in sanctions including termination

There are three major types of ethics, they are deontological, theological and virtue-based 

There is principle ethics of journalism 

The ethical principles that nurses must adhere to are the principles of justice, beneficence, non maleficence accountability, fidelity, autonomy, and veracity. Ethics are a system of moral principles and a branch of philosophy which defines what is good for individuals and society

There are 10 elements of journalism

1: Truth. Journalism’s first obligation.

2: Loyalty. To all citizens, not just the wealthy or literate.

3: Verification. The essential discipline of journalism.

4:Independence. Avoid devotion to a certain group or outcome.

5: Watchdog.

6: Forum. 

7: Significance. 

8: Inclusive.

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