Ethical Code of Practice for the Norwegian Press

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The Ethical Code of Practice for the Norwegian Press (Bokmål: Vær Varsom-plakaten, Nynorsk: Ver Varsam-plakaten, Northern Sami: Leage Várrugas) is a code regularing journalism ethics and standards in Norway.

It was first written in 1936. In 1956 it was rewritten for the first time,[1] with important contributions from Verdens Gang editor Christian A. R. Christensen.[2][3] Later revisions came in 1966, 1975, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2001, 2005 and 2007.[1]

It applies for the written press as well as radio, television and Internet media.[1] Complaints about breaches of the code are handled by Pressens Faglige Utvalg.[4]

The code is supplemented by the 1953 document, the Rights and Duties of the Editor (Redaktørplakaten),[5] as well as a code regarding advertising language (Tekstreklameplakaten).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vær Varsom-plakaten" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Press Association. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Bastiansen, Henrik G. (2006). "Når redaktører dissekeres". Prosa 12 (6). 
  3. ^ Bonde, Arne. "Christian A R Christensen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Syvertsen, Trine (2007). "Vær varsom-plakaten". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Redaktørplakaten". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 June 2009.