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2007 Broadcast Code of the Philippines

Broadcast Code of the Philippines 2007

Broadcast Code of the Philippines 2007
TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1. Preamble PROGRAM STANDARDS
Art 1. News and Public Affairs Art. 2. Analysis and Commentaries Art. 3. Coverage Involving Children Art. 4. Personal Attacks Art. 5. Correcting Mistakes Art. 6. Crime and Crisis Situations Art. 7. Individual Rights Art. 8. Political Propaganda Art. 9. Public Complaints and Grievances Art. 10. Personal Calls or Messages Art. 11. Children’s Program and Welfare Art. 12. Religion Art. 13. Superstition and the Occult Art. 14. Medical, Legal and Other Professional Advice Art. 15. Music Art. 16. Fund Raising Art. 17. Quiz Shows, Contests, Public Participation Programs & Promotion Art. 18. Gambling and Betting Art. 19. National Development Art. 20. Culture and Tradition Art. 21. Respect for Law and Order Art. 22. Discrimination Art. 23. Mentally and Physically Challenged Persons Art. 24. Crime and Violence Art. 25. Sex, Obscenity and Pornography Art. 26. Liquor, Cigarettes, and Dangerous Drugs Art. 27. On-Air Language Art. 28. On-Air Decorum Art. 29. Qualification of On-Air/Program Persons Art. 30. Accreditation Art. 31. Bribery Art. 32. Blocktimers Art. 33. Universal Ethical Standards

Part II. IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS Part III. PENALTIES ANG BRODKASTER

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PREAMBLE
WE BELIEVE THAT broadcasting in the Philippines should reflect the hopes and dreams of a freedom loving people; broadcasting is a powerful medium in shaping our country's cultural, social and economic growth and development; broadcasting, because of its immediate and lasting impact on the public, demands of its practitioners a high sense of responsibility, morality, fairness and honesty at all times. broadcasting has an obligation to uphold the properties and customs of civilized society, maintain the respect of the rights and sensitivities of all people, preserve the honor and the sanctity of the family and home, protect the sacredness of individual dignity, and promote national unity.

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PART I.

PROGRAM STANDARDS

Article 1. NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS Sec.1. OBJECTIVE

News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain. (A) Sec. 2. NEWS SCHEDULE

News shall be part of a station’s daily programming. No less than 30 minutes of daily programming should be devoted to news. ( S) --------------------------------1 The letter at the end of each provision indicates the class of penalties to be imposed for violations as spelled out in Part III ( page )

Sec. 3.

FAIRNESS AND OBJECTIVITY

3.a. News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective.(G)

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Broadcast Code of the Philippines 2007
3.b. Receiving bribes, gifts, privileges or any consideration to favor one side of a story, stop a story from airing , or put any person in either bad or favorable light is prohibited. ( G) 3.c. Side comments expressing personal opinions while a news item is being reported or delivered are prohibited to prevent the listener from mistaking opinion for news. (S) 3.d. When presented as part of a news program, editorials or commentaries must be identified as such and presented as distinct from news reports.(S) Sec. 4. NEWS SOURCES

4.a. Care must be taken in selecting news sources since the credibility of the news rests upon its sources.(A) 4.b. Only news that can be attributed to a source shall be aired. When a source cannot be identified by name, the reason for this should be made clear in the news report. (G) 4.c. News sources must be clearly identified, except when confidentiality of the source was a condition for giving the information. (S)

4.d. Information provided by confidential sources may be aired only if it is in the public interest to do...
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