Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines – Privacy and copyright protection

1.    Privacy of individuals and their right to seek anonymity must be respected; this applies whether or not they are connected with the publishing sector. 2.    Copyright and intellectual property must be respected and protected and action sought immediately against breaches of plagiarism rules or other similar issues. Support and advice must be accorded to… Continue reading Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines – Privacy and copyright protection

Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines – Duty to follow best practice

1.    Publishers and editorial board members who support the PIE membership and the code of conduct should adhere to the guidelines implemented in the document. 2.    Members of the editorial staff should follow the recommendations in an equally exemplary fashion, with full support. 3.    Individuals working in the publishing industry should be informed about the… Continue reading Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines – Duty to follow best practice

Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 5

Publishers and editors are required to respect personal privacy of individuals. Personal information should only be sought when it is in the public’s interest to do so and report on a matter. Whilst undertaking research for their materials, editors and authors should not intrude upon the privacy of individuals whether or not they are public… Continue reading Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 5

Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 4

Editors and publishers must balance the public interest and the informative aspect of the publishing materials with the readers’ sensibilities. They should fully abstain from publishing articles or images that may cause offence. Offensive and seriously deleterious materials are considered to be the articles or images that place inequitable emphasis on religion, race, colour, gender,… Continue reading Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 4

Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 3

Publications are free to present or advocate their own views and opinions within their journals regarding any fact or event; however this must be done in the knowledge that relevant data will not be misrepresented or suppressed. In such cases, the readers will be systematically informed about what constitutes fact, what is deemed opinion and… Continue reading Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 3

Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 2

Any unconfirmed report or rumour should be identified as such and news, comments and other types of data should be presented honestly to the readers. In accordance with the agenda set out in the PIE guidelines for code of conduct, this should be done with due respect for the privacy of individuals. The personnel involved… Continue reading Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 2

Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 1

Publications and the individuals involved in the publication process should collectively take reasonable steps and actions to ensure that all the reports are informative, fair, balanced and accurate. To this effect, they will not deliberately try to misinform their readers whether they are doing it by ordinance or omission. Whereupon no formal complaints or suspected… Continue reading Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines 1