Ethical Charter For Syrian Media
In view of the important role that the media that the media played in formulating public opinion, promoting, monitoring and accountability, and conveying the truth to the public in a professional and objective way that the Syrian media have lacked for decades;
In contribution to efforts aimed at regulating the media process, which has been evolving in a constant and accelerating way since the popular movement broke out in March 2011, a movement that produced many new media outlets;
And in the absence of inclusive laws to regulate media performance;
An urgent need has arisen for a binding charter to which the signatories ethically adhere.
Based on the above, the undersigned, who are a group of independent Syrian media outlets, after much discussion and the presentation of various views, reached agreement themselves over a host of principles forming a charter that helps establish a state of balance and stability for the Syrian society’s benefit and development. They hope that all those whom this charter applies will respect its provisions and adhere to them. They called it a “Charter of Honor.”