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Deontology of information and the programs

Legal bases

The law

The article 1st of the law of September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication confers to the Superior council of audio-visual the mission of taking care of the respect of the human dignity and of the safeguard of the public order in the audiovisual programmes.

If the law of September 30th, 1986 is the text which gives competence to the Council to take care of the respect of the deontology in the audio-visual mediums, other legal texts enable him to found the various actions which he conducts. By way of an example, the law of July 29th, 1881 on freedom of the press condemns the insult and defamation and article 9 of the Civil code frame the respect of the private life. It is there as many legal supports which legitimate the action of the Council.

Conventions and specifications

This legal base results in particular in the obligation made to the CSA conclude from conventions with the editors. Writer of the conventions signed by the editors private and consulted on the contents of the specifications of the public editors, it made integrate in these texts of the clear provisions as regards deontology of the contents. Thus, conventions contain clauses forcing the editors to avoid kindness in the evocation of the human suffering, to respect the various political sensibilities, cultural and nuns of the public and to promote values of integration and solidarity, to check and give the source of their information, to respect the honesty of the programs, to show rigour in the presentation and the information processing, to avoid inducing the televiewer in error and to respect the rights of the person.

Recommendations and deliberations

The Council adopted in 2008 a deliberation relating to the exposure of products of the tobacco, alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs with the antenna, thus preserving the public health.

Consult the deliberation of June 17th, 2008 relating to the exposure of products of the tobacco, alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs with the antenna

 

On November 20th, 2013, it published a recommendation relating to the treatment of the international conflicts, civil wars and terrorist acts by the departments of communication audio-visual.

Consult the deliberation of November 20th, 2013 relating to the treatment of the international conflicts, civil wars and terrorist acts by the departments of communication audio-visual

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