Digital Media Guidelines

Here are some guidelines that digital media can follow to maintain their integrity, security, and operational sustainability:

1. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press:

Respect for freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of the press as fundamental human rights.
Avoiding censorship or unlawful restrictions on content uploaded by users, except in clear violations of the law.
Providing a space for diverse perspectives and voices and avoiding significant bias in reporting.

2. Honesty and credibility:

Careful research and verification before posting any news or information.
Prioritizing facts and avoiding spreading misinformation or false news (hoaxes).
Providing clear and trusted sources for all information presented.
Acknowledgment of errors and quick corrective action for factual errors.

3. Privacy and data security:

Protecting the privacy of individuals by maintaining the confidentiality of personal information that is collected.
Use of appropriate security protocols to protect user data and the technological infrastructure used.
Informing users about privacy practices and the use of their data.

4. Protection against discrimination and harassment:

Maintaining high ethical standards in publishing content that respects dignity and human rights.
Avoiding discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics.
Establish a safe online environment free from harassment or verbal attacks.

5. Transparency and accountability:

Providing clear information about ownership, funding sources and interests behind digital media.
Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest that could affect the objectivity of reporting.
Providing opportunities for users to provide feedback and comments and to respond openly to them.

6. Justice and Balance:

Striving for fairness and balance in reporting, including ensuring a space for all parties involved in a matter.
Encouraging neutrality among journalists and editors and avoiding conflicts of interest that could affect reporting.

7. Social Responsibility:

Considering the social and moral impact of published content.
Promote reporting that promotes peace, tolerance and understanding between different communities.
Providing a platform for healthy and constructive discussions for users.

These guidelines are designed to help digital media perform their duties with integrity, responsibility and in line with society’s expectations.