Suhakam to develop media code of ethics on rights issues

Source: The Borneo Post Online

Chairman of Asean Intergovernmental Commission On Human Rights Phuokhong Sisoulath (front, fourth right) having a group photo with all speakers of AICHR Regional Forum On Media and Human Rights In Asean. Rodziah is third from left.— Bernama photo

Chairman of Asean Intergovernmental Commission On Human Rights Phuokhong Sisoulath (front, fourth right) having a group photo with all speakers of AICHR Regional Forum On Media and Human Rights In Asean. Rodziah is third from left.— Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), together with a group of experienced media professionals, are in the midst of developing a code of ethics to guide media practitioners on human rights issues.

Its secretary, Rodziah Abdul said a document related to the code of ethics was presented to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan.

“We hope the relevant ministries will adopt or build on this code of ethics with the objective of promoting media reporting that provides the public with full, fair and accurate information, and follows a certain standard of conduct in the process.

“Adherence to a certain code of ethics is paramount in ensuring professionalism in media reporting,” she said after attending the Regional Forum on Media and Human Rights in Asean here yesterday. Read more