Intercontinental Cry’s Code of Ethics is an evolving document and by its very nature cannot be a complete articulation of all ethical obligations. As such, it is subject to continuous review.
We are consistently diligent in our efforts to get the facts right and put them into context, regardless of the consequences.
We show compassion for those who may be affected by news coverage.
We use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crimes, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent.
We carefully consider cultural differences in our approach and treatment.
We carefully consider the short- and long-term implications of our coverage.
We refuse gifts, favors, fees, special treatment, and other activity that may compromise integrity, infringe on impartiality, or damage credibility.
We respond to questions or concerns about accuracy, clarity and fairness, and correct mistakes promptly.
We take care to avoid hyperbole, propaganda, sensationalism, false hope, plagiarism, and deliberate misrepresentations of the facts.
We normally identify sources of information. But we may use unnamed sources when there is a clear and pressing reason to protect anonymity, the material gained from the confidential source is of strong public interest, and there is no other reasonable way to obtain the information.
We avoid pseudonyms, but when their use is essential, we tell our readers, listeners or viewers.
We openly tell our audiences when another organization pays our expenses, or conversely, when we have made payments for information.
If we use material from another source we are careful to credit the original source.
We Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose unavoidable conflicts.
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