There are hundreds of codes of conduct, charters and statements made by media and professional groups outlining the principles, values and obligations of the craft of journalism.
Journalists cannot always guarantee 'truth', but getting the facts right is the cardinal principle of journalism. They attemp to strive for accuracy, give all the relevant facts and ensure that they have been checked. When journalists cannot corroborate information they should say so.
Global journalism ethics, then, can be seen as an extension of journalism ethics -- to regard journalism's "public" as the citizens of the world, and to interpret the ethical principles of objectivity, balance and independence in an international manner. Journalism ethics becomes more "cosmopolitan" in tone and perspective.
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