NUJP Ethical Guide for Filipino Journalists

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THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), in partnership with Internews and USAID, has produced a comprehensive and updated “Ethical Guide for Filipino Journalists.”

NUJP released its guide book, dubbed as a “love letter” to Filipinos journalists, in a virtual launch last November 3. The 200-page book provides guidelines on journalistic ethics, as well as personal narratives from journalists who faced ethical dilemmas and the lessons that can be drawn from these experiences. 

It is a product of  research and a series of consultations and discussions with Filipino journalists. It aims to  guide reporters and newsrooms on the ethical conduct of journalism. 

The guide book provides not just the core ethical principles of journalism. It also details some practical guidelines on journalism ethics amid the emergence of social media and online platforms as today’s main sources of information. 

According to DJ Yap, author of “Ethical Guide for Filipino Journalists” and senior political reporter at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the book is not meant to act as a “purity check,” rather it aims to spark meaningful conversations on the ethical practices of journalists. 

“This guide is a love letter to the media industry. It’s about inspiring and encouraging media practitioners – myself included – to do more and be better journalists,” Yap said during the virtual launch. 

It is free for download for everyone, particularly academics, journalism and mass communication students, campus journalists and media practitioners. 

You can download your own copy here: