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IndiaNewJobs.Com Commits to Ethical Journalism by Adhering to DNPA Code of Conduct

Adhering to DNPA Code of Conduct: At IndiaNewJobs.Com, we prioritize providing our readers with reliable, unbiased, and trustworthy news and information. To uphold this commitment, we are pleased to announce our adherence to the Code of Ethics set forth by the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA).

What is the DNPA?

The Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) is an Indian organization focused on upholding high journalistic standards and ensuring a sustainable future for the digital news industry. Its membership comprises prominent news publications from across the nation.

Why Following the Code of Conduct Matters

By following the DNPA Code of Ethics, we commit to:

  1. Accuracy: Diligently verifying information to ensure the highest level of factual correctness.
  2. Impartiality: Delivering news in a balanced and unbiased manner, clearly distinguishing facts from opinions.
  3. Transparency: Being open about our sources and disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.
  4. Accountability: Taking responsibility for our reporting and promptly addressing any errors.
  5. Combating Misinformation: Actively working to prevent the spread of fake news and misleading information.

Our Commitment to You

As a reader of IndiaNewJobs.com, you can trust that our news and information meet high standards of quality. We believe that responsible journalism is crucial for an informed society, and we are dedicated to maintaining this principle.

DNPA’s Model Code of Conduct

Legal and Ethical Standards for Digital News Websites

  1. Compliance with Laws: Digital news websites adhere to:
  • The Constitution of India
  • Over 30 media-related laws
  • Relevant provisions of the IPC and CrPC
  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (where applicable)
  1. Journalistic Ethics: These platforms follow accepted norms and maintain high professional standards through:
  • Multi-layered self-regulatory ethics and codes
  • Rigorous newsroom processes for journalists and editors
  1. Accuracy, Transparency, and Fairness:
  • Avoid publishing inaccurate, baseless, or distorted material
  • Mandatory pre-publication verification
  • Avoid defamation
  • Adhere to applicable laws and rules
  1. Right of Reply:
  • Include comments or responses from individuals or parties against whom allegations are made
  • Incorporate responses received post-publication
  • Update articles with new developments as requested by the concerned party, with the date of the update indicated
  1. Corrections and Deletions:
  • Edit or delete portions of articles found to contain false or inaccurate information upon receiving valid documentation
  • Delete entire articles if found to be wholly inaccurate
  1. Intellectual Property Rights:
  • Respect copyright for text, photographs, plans, diagrams, and cartoons
  • Obtain prior permission for using copyrighted material and acknowledge moral and ownership rights
  • Pay fees or royalties if required
  • Use third-party trademarks and service marks only with permission or under fair use
  • Edit, delete, or take down infringing content upon request
  1. Reporting Sensational Matters and Crimes:
  • Preserve the presumption of innocence
  • Avoid speculative comments on evidence, witnesses, the accused, and victims
  • Ensure fact-based and unbiased reporting, particularly in sensitive cases like sexual harassment, child abuse, rape, and communal disputes
  1. Information Technology Act Compliance:
  • Follow Sections 67, 67A, and 67B regarding penalties for publishing obscene or explicit material
  1. Grievance Redressal Mechanism:
  • Adhere to the grievance redressal mechanism outlined in the Information Technology Act, 2000
  • Appoint a grievance officer to address complaints within 36 hours and resolve them within a month
  1. Training and Awareness Programs:
    • Conduct regular training for editorial staff on laws including:
    • The Constitution of India
    • Media-related laws like The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, Copyright Act, and Right to Information Act
    • Relevant provisions of IPC, CrPC, civil and criminal defamation, IPR, Juvenile Justice, POCSO, and others
    • Avoid naming or identifying victims or perpetrators, especially minors
    • Exercise caution in reporting on communal or religious disputes, ensuring facts are verified and presented to promote harmony
    • Take special care in reporting court and judicial matters, ensuring accurate and unbiased coverage of both victim and accused perspectives
  2. Respect for Privacy:
    • Respect the privacy of individuals, especially those not in public life
    • Avoid publishing identifying details and photographs of victims and their locations

Join Us in Supporting Ethical News

We invite our readers to explore the valuable work of the DNPA in upholding media integrity. By doing so, we can collectively support a digital news environment grounded in trust and reliability.

Visit the DNPA website: https://www.dnpa.co.in/

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions or feedback.

[Sushil Vera IndiaNewJobs.Com Team]