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Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics urges colleagues not to publish "compromising evidence"2012-09-28 15:33
Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia has made an emergency statement on the spread of various hidden audio and video recordings in the last few days, the Echo of the Caucasus reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the statement, the records are being distributed both by official agencies and different private and unidentified persons. "The analysis of the material which have already been published show that this process hampers the informing of the citizens, the normal functioning of the media and the election campaign", said in the statement.
The statement calls on all media and all the journalists who have signed or not signed the Charter of Journalistic Ethics to refrain from spreading unchecked, unfounded and suspect photo, video and audio recordings, the IA Regnum reported.
Journalists were reminded that they had a special responsibility for the distribution of accurate and unethical information.