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NOTE 1 Some of the items below may be covered by a more general principle within the Ethical Code. The questions refer to whether councils explicitly mention these points in their Code.

NOTE 2 France has no answers here because they don't have their own Code of Ethics, they use some other documents which they cannot amend themselves.

What is the name of the Code of Ethics in the media council's native language?

Which provision of the Code of Ethics is most often complained about or found to have been breached most often?

Who is responsible for writing or updating Code?

When was the latest update to the Code of Ethics?

Latest Update
Council Latest Update
Albania 2018
Austria 2019
Belgium - Dutch 2019
Belgium - French & German 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2011
Bulgaria Never
Canada - Québec 2019
Croatia 2009
Cyprus -
Denmark 2013
Estonia 2010
Finland 2014
France -
Georgia -
Germany 2017
Hungary -
Iceland 1991
Ireland 2019
Kosovo 2019
Luxembourg 2006
Netherlands 2019
North Macedonia Never
Norway -
Slovakia 2017
Slovenia 2019
Sweden 2020
Switzerland Never
UK Impress Never

What was changed in the latest update to the Code of Ethics?

Were any guidelines added in the latest update to the Code of Ethics?

What could be triggers to update the Code of Ethics?

Do you publish guidelines or statements that explain, interpret or contextualize the principles in the Code of Ethics?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take user-generated content into account?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take rectification of online errors into account?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take responsibility for hyperlinks or hyperlinked content into account?

Does the Code of Ethics mention who is resposible for embedded content (like a tweet or Instagram post)?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take responsibility for use of social media by journalists or media outlets into account?

Does the Code of Ethics say anything about whether or not the comment section should be monitored and, or, moderated

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take responsibility for manipulation, enhancement or cropping of photos into account?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take responsibility for right to be forgotten or digital archives into account?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take responsibility for use of information or audio visual material from social media, for example, the use of pictures from personal social media accounts, into account?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take responsibility for data journalism and use of algorithms into account?

Has the Code of Ethics been amended to take responsibility for use of AI or Robot journalism into account?

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