Code of Ethics

All journalists working for The Marmara must adhere to the following code of ethics:

1. Seek truth and report it.

2. Be accurate and fair.

3. Verify all information before releasing it.

4. Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.

5. Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless.

6. Avoid stereotyping.

7. Never deliberately distort facts or context.

8. All individuals, including public figures, have a right to privacy. Journalists have no general right to report the private behavior of public figures unless public interest issues arise. The right to privacy diminishes when the suitability of public figures to hold office or perform their duties is under scrutiny and such scrutiny is in the public interest.

9. If an investigative story or any allegation of wrongdoing depends on the word of a single source the journalists must try and get it corroborated by at least one other, unconnected and trustworthy source.

10. Acknowledge a mistake when it occurs, promptly correct it and ensure it does not recur.

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