Code of Practice

 Radyo Kalusugan differentiates itself from other media institution. One we are fully independent and the second is we are guided by principle and follow ethics which is the guiding principle why we are doing this. 

  News and Current Affairs

Present factual material accurately and represent viewpoints fairly, not misrepresenting a viewpoint by giving misleading emphasis, editing out of context or withholding relevant available facts.

  • Clearly distinguish the reporting of factual material from commentary and analysis.
  • Make reasonable efforts to correct substantial errors of fact at the earliest opportunity.
  • Provide adequate prior warning before broadcasting visual or aural material which is likely to seriously distress or seriously offend a substantial number of viewers

 

Representing the Community Interest

Promote the availability of our programs about matters of local significance with focus on health and wellness.

 

Prevent the broadcast of material that is likely to:

(a) simulate news or events in a way that misleads or alarms the audience;

(b) depict the actual process of putting a person into a hypnotic state;

(c) induce a hypnotic state in the audience; or

(d) use or involve the process known as subliminal perception or any other technique that attempts to convey information to the audience by broadcasting messages below or near the threshold of normal awareness.

 

Prevent the broadcast of material that is likely to:

(a) incite, encourage or present for their own sake violence or brutality;

(b) present as desirable the use of drugs including alcohol, narcotics and tobacco; or

(c) provoke or perpetuate intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or group of persons on the grounds of age, gender, sexual preference, nationality, ethnicity, race, physical or mental ability or illness, or religious or political affiliation.

Respect for Privacy

Not to use material relating to a person’s personal or private affairs, or which invades an individual’s privacy, if the consent of the person (or in the case of a child, the child’s parent or guardian) has not been obtained prior to the broadcast of the material, other than where there is an identifiable public interest reason for the material to be broadcast. 

Exercise special care before using material relating to a child’s personal or private affairs in the broadcast of a report of a sensitive matter concerning the child. The consent of a parent or guardian should be obtained before naming or visually identifying a child in a report on a criminal matter involving a child or a member of a child’s immediate family, or a report which discloses sensitive information concerning the health or welfare of a child, unless t here are exceptional circumstances or an identifiable public interest reason not to do so.

child” means a person under 16 years.

Exercise special care before broadcasting images of dead or seriously wounded people, including having appropriate regard to the feelings of relatives and viewers.

Exercise sensitivity in broadcasting images or interviews with bereaved relatives and survivors or witnesses of traumatic incidents.

Take all reasonable steps to ensure that murder and accident victims are not identified directly or indirectly before their immediate families have been notified by the authorities.

Only broadcast reports of suicide or attempted suicide where there is an identifiable public interest reason for doing so and should:

(a) not use language or images that glamorize or sensationalize suicide in any way;

(b) not be explicit about the method or location by including a description or similar details.

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