Code of Conduct

The Shared Future News Code of Conduct sets out the main principles of the peacebuilding news service that we provide. All Shared Future News personnel must read and abide by this Code of Conduct.

A Shared Future News reporter:

  1. Upholds the principle of the freedom of the press, the freedom of expression, and the right to inform the public
  2. Ensures that information is accurate, fair, and honestly conveyed
  3. Differentiates between fact and opinion
  4. Publishes source links thoroughly and wherever possible
  5. Corrects any inaccuracies with transparency and in accordance to organisational policy
  6. Obtains source information by honest, straightforward, and open means, without exception
  7. Does nothing to intrude into anybody’s private life, grief, or distress
  8. Produces no material likely to lead to hatred or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age, gender, race, colour, creed, legal status, disbaility, marital status, or sexual orientation
  9. Uses his/her true identity in all dealings inside and outside the organisation when working on assignments, with bylines for sole and multi-authored articles
  10. Checks sources and appreciates that others’ material may not have been produced to exacting standards of accuracy
  11. Obtains permission from copyright holders for all relevant content, whether pictures, text, or other media
  12. Rejects any inducement to suppress or filter information of material significance in researching for an article
  13. Declares to the Editor any real or potential conflict of interest, before or in the course of undertaking any assignment
  14. Informs the Editor of outside engagement and duties of possible concern, e.g. giving evidence in court, participating at public seminars or the like (whether as chair, speaker, or panellist), employment that could conflict with writing/research duties, membership or public association of a political party or social cause/movement, familial or other close personal or financial relationship in the scope of any assignment; none may disqualify, but non-disclosure is not defensible


Last updated: 20 May 2022