Ethics

Sanef is committed to promoting and supporting ethical discourse and conduct in the South African media.

The media’s ability to produce accurate, fair and honest journalism is directly related to ethical decision making by media workers.

Reporters cover tragedy and trauma, crime and corruption, investigate complex business stories, and cover politics, war, religion, racial and cultural issues – all while maintaining the trust of their sources and of news-makers.

This section outlines the codes of conduct and ethics codes of some media organisations. You will also find a list of publications relating to ethics in the media and links to organisations doing work in this field.