This SLAJ Code of Ethics is developed and adopted by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) on 5th June 2016.
The SLAJ Code of Ethics is to address the ethical issues facing Sierra Leone’s journalism. It draws inspiration and conforms to most of the principles drawn from other Codes of Ethics and international best practices. It is to ensure that journalists adhere to the highest ethical standards, professional competence and good behaviour in performing their duties. This Code is to provide a guide to professional media practice, and it is therefore applicable to members of the association.
We recognise that the Code may not address all the ethical issues to help both seasoned professionals and new journalists to hold themselves accountable for professional work. We however believe that the Code provides a frame of reference to the SLAJ National Executive, the Disciplinary Committee and members of the association when it becomes necessary to initiate disciplinary action against any member who flouts any Article of the Code.
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