China launches journalistic ethics supervision nationwide

Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) The All-China Journalists Association on Tuesday set up a national journalistic ethics committee in Beijing to investigate misconduct.

Nearly all provincial-level regions in China have established such committees, as required in a statement by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the association in September, Xinhua news agency reported.

The committees will supervise journalists working for both traditional and new media, promoting journalistic ethics and the healthy development of the industry through various measures including naming and shaming those guilty of misconduct and demanding open apologies from wrongdoers.

The association called for close cooperation between the committees and other related authorities, as well as the leading role of the national journalistic ethics committee in the work of local committees.

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