GVA: Blogging Code Of Ethics?

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After much antagonism over blogs in Malaysia, the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, suggested recently that bloggers form their own ethics code to ensure accountability and fairness in their writings. Syed Hamid, who opened the Bloggers Buff 2008 Conference, emphasized the importance of this because most bloggers do not have a journalism background.

The Home Minister, acknowledging that blogging is a “powerful tool” that can influence and shape readers’ perspectives, proposed that the code should not be in the form of entrenched law, but rather a voluntary regulation to be adhered to.

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