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- Respecting society's right to objective information, journalists must present truthful and accurate reports which include the whole spectrum of opinions on certain issues. The news should be based on facts and information which can be verified for integrity.

- Journalists should commit to obtaining information from all possible sources. They must ensure that the information is complete, honest, accurate and unbiased. Information which may offend or humiliate an individual or groups should be handed with special care.

- Information should be obtained in legal and ethical ways. When requesting information, the journalist must introduce himself or herself and clearly state the name the media outlet they represent. Media professionals must inform the source that his/her words may be published. The only exceptions are cases in which the information is confidential or impossible to obtain officially.

- Trust must not be abused. In case of tragedies that which have caused shock or oppressed for the source(s), the journalist must interview the person with care and patience.

- When gathering information, journalists cannot misrepresent themselves. Search for information by hidden means can only be justified in cases in which the facts are of major importance to society, but cannot be obtained otherwise.

- Material obtained by means of tapping should not be published. Journalists must keep the identity of sources of confidential information secret.