Code of Ethics for Citizen Journalists

This post was supposed to be published earlier this year, but because of what issues in my computer and what happend to my blogs plus many other issues than can make life busy, and complicated this time the only time I can post those codes of ethics for citizen journalism.

the codes were developed in a workshop in Beirut last July, such codes is very important to be considered specially by those bloggers whom report from countries that face tensions and uprisings during the very long spring of Arabs that started in Tunisia.

You’re more than welcome of sharing and using the content of this blog for the good of blogging community.



  • Be accurate.
  • Be transparent about who you are/your role in the story, your methodology, any conflicts of interest.
  • Be fair.
  • Disclose any funding.
  • Be careful posting developments that have not been confirmed or that you have not witnessed yourself.
  • Do not distribute copyrighted material or plagiarize.
  • Always link to original sources.
  • Do not post anything that will endanger someone’s life.
  • Do not sell information about your subscribers or followers’ list. 
  • Do not fabricate stories, or digitally alter pictures or video.
  • Avoid profanity.
  • Put a disclaimer before especially disturbing post.

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