KAZAKHSTANI MEDIA SHOULD ADOPT CLEAR ETHICAL STANDARDS OF JOURNALISM
Astana. July 10. Interfax-Kazakhstan - The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered the Ministry of Culture and Information jointly with journalist trade unions to draft a Journalist Code of Ethics.
"The modernization of domestic media is an important priority. The work of the media should be subject to clear standards set forth in the National Journalist Code of Ethics and legal norms protecting the consumer from warped and unreliable information," Nazarbayev said in his article published in the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda on Tuesday.
The president ordered the Ministry of Culture and Information jointly with journalist trade unions to draft a Journalist Code of Ethics.
Nazarbayev also said that work to promote "global knowledge" about Kazakhstan using state-of-the-art information technology should be continued.
"Persistent work in the information space of our partners within the Common Economic Space and Eurasia in general should be our special concern. It is important that we make Kazakhstan an attractive example for both the CES and CIS," he emphasized.