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THE RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY 1003 - Ethics of journalism

The Assembly affirms the following ethical principles for journalism and believes that they should be applied by the profession throughout Europe. News and opinions 1. In addition to the legal rights and obligations set forth in the relevant legal norms, the media have an ethical responsibility towards citizens and society which must be underlined at the present time, when information and communication play a very important role in the formation of citizens' personal attitudes and the ...

UNITED NATIONS. THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. ...

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