November 19, 2012

NEWS: DSWD-6 briefs media on reporting children’s cases (PHILIPPINES)

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 17 (PIA6) -- Media institutions should maintain the highest ethical and professional standards in reporting of children's cases, said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6. 

DSWD gathered representatives from media outfits here, to dialogue among themselves and among children representing various institutions in a forum on Social Media Ethics. 

The forum yielded a guide as to how media practitioners, in the exercise of their work, can become a partner in the promotion of children's rights and prevention of child delinquency. 

May Castillo, DSWD information officer, said the media guidelines focus on children's absolute right to privacy, and respect for his dignity at all times.

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