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What is Good Journalism?

Truthfulness:
Always seek to find the truth and never fabricate facts. Do not withhold material details of a story unless they threaten to harm someone. Never present the work of someone else as your own.

Accuracy:
Do not report on any matter unless you have facts or have witnessed yourself or can attribute to a source. Correct mistakes as soon as they are apparent.

Objectivity, fairness and impartiality:
Report both sides an issue to be presented in your story; allow those who are attacked or accused of impropriety to respond. Convey facts and not your opinion or political leanings. Clearly separate news and opinion from advertising

Public accountability:
The Reporter, Publisher or Editor must maintain their independence at all times. Never accept payment or gifts for covering a story that is unethical.

Limitation of harm:
Do not include facts immaterial to your story that could harm reputations; show good taste; respect the diversity of your audiences; respect the privacy of those you cover, protect your sources, withhold hate messages and content which can provoke violence and strife.
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Journalistic independence requires that codes of ethics or codes of conduct must be drawn up by the professionals themselves. The common themes that can be found in these codes of ethics around the world center on the above core principles.
We will strive to adhere to these principles. That’s our promise.

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FIJIANA TIMES
fijianatimes@yahoo.com

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