Codes of ethics should be better applied

In the opening of the conference “The principles of media ethics in the media and the public”, organized by the NGO Civic Alliance (CA) and “News” and funded by the European Union (EU), Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pazin pointed out that there is little that the phenomenon is so studied as the concept of freedom, but still do not have clearly defined what it means. 

“What is often forgotten in the Montenegrin society is that freedom of information does not imply a right of the media to disseminate information without restrictions, but građaana entitled to receive such information. And that means the expectation of citizens to information is objective and accurate, “said Pazin. 

Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Aivo Orav said that the media community must be united in achieving professional standards in reporting.

Media must be responsible and respect the basic rights of the individual, said Orav present. 

Executive Director of “Vijesti” Marijana Kadić Bojanić, said she was disappointed at the information that comes across to people consider media ethics is an oxymoron. 

“I think we all have to fight for it to the ethics of the media actually the theme of journalism, and this judgment with accuracy, timeliness and news judgment becomes still what is the essence of journalism,” said Kadić Bojanić.

Kadic in his address pointed out that there are media that serve to entertain, but truly serious media who make “hard news” (hard news) are those that reveal the truth and they make our life better. 

“Those who stubbornly conceal issues that are of major importance for the public – antimediji because doing the opposite of what required by the rules of journalism. And it is also a violation of ethics rules because the public has a right to know the truth, and if you hide the truth then do not behave ethically in their business and not the medium but the powerful megaphone, “said Kadić Bojanić. 

Ethics in the media can not be viewed outside the context of sustainability, a problem of sustainability of the media is not just a problem of the media in Montenegro, but is a global problem.

Program Director Milan Radovic reminded that there must be a free and independent journalism. 

“The media can not be considered separately from other segments of the society such as the Government, civil society, workers in the economy, culture, sport,” said Radovic. 

He believes that we have a free and independent journalists, editors so he could do his job. 

“I think when we talk about the current situation, this is not the case and that this affects different segments, the financing of the media, the second corner of the status of journalists and editors,” said Radovic. 

He also reminded that today journalists working for very low wages.

In the first panel, which was followed by a media manager program at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Blank pointed out that the media must work to preserve ethics. 

“Do not run away from criticism or do not accept kritizerstvo, package evaluation and partial analysis of the program in which ignores the fact that Radio Television of Montenegro consists of three telivizijska and two radio programs as well as the portal,” said Aleksandra Pavicevic, editor of the first program, RTCG.

“I think that the importance of news agencies, which in the last few years was slightly lower due to the emergence of new internet platform as well as the possibilities of each of his room becomes a medium that generates specific content, just that returned the agencies a significant position on the media scene,” he added Jovicevic. 

“Journalism is what someone does not want to be revealed, and everything else falls into PR,” recalled one of the definitions Srdan Kosović chief editor of the News. 

In his opinion the media should give the word to those who have no opportunity to be heard. 

“I believe that the only way to survive in the medium completely jested a society to impose their own importance or value to be set,” he added Kosović.

In the second panel discussion, which was led by Tanja Pavicevic, media coordinator of the program GA and Milica Bogdanovic, president of CDT. 

Pavićević presented the results of studies reporting on the EU in the Montenegrin media. 

Bogdanović said that the research that has been done in the CDT – the same presentation and added that there are a number of anonymous medium that transfers media manipulation, both here and in the region.


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