The Role of Press in Society

Topics: Newspaper, Mass media, Journalism Pages: 3 (624 words) Published: January 3, 2012
Press rules 
|Members of the press must register for the congress. They will receive a press badge. | |Members of the press may attend the congress lectures on a complimentary basis. | |A press room will be available. | |Press releases by companies must be received for approval by EFNS Head Office (headoffice@efns.org) | |not later than 15 days before the beginning of the congress. | |Companies may place their press releases in the press room. | |Embargo policy: Companies may not place a press release prior to discussion of the relevant topic / product in the satellite | |symposium and/or oral or poster session | |Posters (one) announcing press meetings and invitations to press meetings may be placed in the press room only. |

Content of the rules
 
A. Correct information
1. It is the duty of the mass media to publish information correctly and promptly. As far as possible it should be verified whether the information given is correct. 2. The sources of news should be treated critically, in particular when their statements may be coloured by personal interest or tortious intent. 3. Information which may be prejudicial or insulting or detract from the respect in which individuals should be held shall be very closely examined before publication, primarily by submission to the person concerned. 4. Attacks and replies should, where this is reasonable, be published together and in the same way. 5. A clear distinction shall be drawn between factual information and comments. 6. The form and content...
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