Media ethics

Ethics is a philosophical discipline about morality. Media ethics is a set of rules drawn up based on professional values and they define which rules are acceptable and which are unacceptable. Functions, rights and obligations of journalists are compiled in codes of ethics and create guidelines of professional standards. Codes of ethics which aim to defend professional autonomy and public interests have different names in different countries: code of conduct, ethical standards, charter of ethics, et cetera.

Aims of codes of ethics


Key principles of codes of ethics