Notable number of media professionals possess integrity and competence

journalism word cloudThe Commission would like to stress that, neither in the instances cited in Part-One of the Report dealing with TOR No. F nor in the above instances is there an intention to disregard the fact that there is a notable number of publishers, media owners, editors, working journalists in print and broadcast media and other media specialists who possess integrity and competence of the highest order. They fulfill their responsibilities with courage, character and competence.

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Terms of Reference No. E

Prevention of independent scrutiny of print and electronic media

Cross-media ownership prevents independent scrutiny by print media of the content, standards and policies of the electronic media owned by the same group. And vice versa while this is not a conventional “corrupt practice”, cross-media ownership deprives citizens from access to independent evaluation of the content of various media.

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Terms of Reference No. E

TOR No. E

Minister or a Minister for visits such acceptance of complimentary support also erodes the capacity for independent journalism. Acceptance of secret payments from institutions other than the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in the public sector e.g. other Ministries and Departments, civil and military intelligence agencies or the private corporate sector. 4. Prevention of independent […]

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