Media code of conduct for elections finalised -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Media code of conduct for elections finalised

The Election Commission of Pakistan is likely to finalise a code of conduct for the media covering the upcoming general election 2013 to ensure dissemination of credible and unbiased news. An ECP official told APP that after thorough consultation with the representatives of media organisations, the code of conduct for media has got its final shape.

He said the Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ibrahim and other members of the commission are expected to approve the draft code of conduct on Monday that would follow its implementation. He said the code of conduct has been finalised based on the deliberation of the representatives of Pakistan Broadcasters Association and PFUJ and other media bodies.

He said a complaint cell would be established at the ECP that would consist of representatives of media as well to look into the issues regarding coverage of the general elections. After the media organisations and bodies had expressed reservations on the code of conduct, the ECP had constituted a committee to come up with a consensus code of conduct for media.

Source: Business Recorder

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