media ethics

 
HuffPost blog prejudicial, not hate advocacy
HuffPost blog prejudicial, not hate advocacy
MEDIAThe press ombud’s ruling against Huffington Post SA highlights the confusion of South Africa’s laws on offensive speech. Ominously,...
Letters to the editor: February 27 to March 5 2015
Letters to the editor: February 27 to March 5 2015
The recent media coverage of the State of the Nation address proves to us that when the chattering classes scrutinise their navels they lose touch...
Remember that you, too, have to die, Mr President
Remember that you, too, have to die, Mr President
When Roman emperors returned to the city with their legions after a particularly fruitful campaign – slaughtering people who didn’t want to be...
Battle over old-age home reveals media power
Battle over old-age home reveals media power
This is a story about an old-age home in Jericho, a remote village in the North West, and what happened when the media came to town.
Zuma and Nkandla: It's impossible to fix a damaged reputation
Zuma and Nkandla: It's impossible to fix a damaged reputation
The Mail & Guardian's unauthorised publication of details of the public protector's provisional report on Nkandla has been...
On loving Oscar Pistorius: Are the media going too far?
On loving Oscar Pistorius: Are the media going too far?
There was a time when court reporting had a stiff upper lip. Journalists rarely reported on developments outside the hallowed halls of justice...
Sensationalist reporting obscures complexity behind the violence
Sensationalist reporting obscures complexity behind the violence
The appalling events at Marikana will affect the country for a good while yet and naturally continue to dominate public discussion and news coverage....
Principles to protect African journalism
Principles to protect African journalism
A fish, they say, starts to rot from the head. It's the same in the world of newshounds. When there are bad smells at the top echelons of a media...
Judge M&G's standards for yourself
Judge M&G's standards for yourself
The Mail & Guardian today introduces a new editorial code that sets out the standards of good journalism to which it aspires.
Mail & Guardian Editorial Code of Ethics
Mail & Guardian Editorial Code of Ethics
Mail & Guardian Editorial Code of Ethics: October 2010
Precedents opened the door to the media
Precedents opened the door to the media
Zola Majavu, the attorney representing the 15-year-old, one of two males accused of killing Eugene Terre'Blanche, says he will not oppose any...
It's in our interest to foster a culture of honest reporting
It's in our interest to foster a culture of honest reporting
President Jacob Zuma should be grateful to Stephen Robinson. The British columnist's now infamous diatribe against him as a "sex-obsessed bigot"...

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