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Deontology of information and the programs

Deontology of information and the programs

The Council counts among its missions that of taking care of the respect of the deontology of the audio-visual contents on television, of the radio and on the services of audio-visual mediums to request (SMAD). If the basic principles appear in the law of September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication, the ethical obligations were primarily translated in the conventions concluded with the private editors and the specifications from the public editors.

This mission relates in particular to the respect of the person and human dignity, the fight against discriminations, the maintenance of the public order and the honesty of information.

The deontology returns to the freedom of communication, but this freedom is initially that of the public; the main mission of the Council is to guarantee the freedom of opinion of the listeners and the televiewers. To fulfill its mission, the Council is based obviously on the definitions and the competences given by the legal texts, but it also obtained effective tools: it intervenes in the drafting of conventions of the private editors and gives opinions on the specifications of the public editors, it publishes recommendations, and it also engaged a process of dialogue with the professionals of the sector on fundamental subjects like the deontology of information or the responsibilisation of the editors concerning the emissions known as of reality TV.

 

Consult also the topic devoted to the freedom of the audio-visual mediums and the regulation on the Key site of the audio-visual one

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