The U.S. Embassy in Cote D’Ivoire’s public affairs office reported in a “press review” that a group of “media regulatory bodies, media professionals and experts are working on a code of ethics for Ivorian journalists.”
A Feb 16 editorial in Cote D’Ivoire media outlet the Nouveau Courrier questioned the new ethics code, which noted that the code is being “implemented by the Monitoring Committee.”
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The Nouveau Courrier wrote that the code will “extend the chain of responsibilities to the sources of information” if fake or “confidential” news is published. As the Nouveau Courrier explained:
“More simply, it would now obliged to journalist to reveal his source if it turns out that it gave him the wrong information in order to manipulate it.”