Media plays a major role in shaping the public opinion, monitoring, holding authorities accountable and professional objective indiscriminate publishing of truth. Which Syrian media have for decades lacked those merits. And to contribute to the continuously and rapidly evolving media industry in Syria.
In the absence of inclusive and regulatory laws, there was an urgent need for a media charter which obliges the signatories ethically.
Therefore, a group of independent Syrian media foundations approved with consensus, after long debates among different aggregates, a dedicated set of principles within a charter which contributes to the creation of a state of balance and stability; in favour of the welfare, development and progress of the Syrian society. The founders named the charter, “Mithaq Sharaf”, hereinafter, the “Ethical Charter for Syrian Media” (ECSM). All stakeholders are to respect and abide by all that contained therein.
“Media” is a profession and a mission, concerned with the publishing and delivering of Truth to the audience indiscriminately, freely, impartially and sincerely.
In the charter, hereinafter, ‘media foundation’ refers to a foundation working in the media industry, constantly creating and publishing informative journalistic content in all forms of media.
The charter is concerned of all written, audio and visual media outlets, and any other form of journalist media products.
Signatories to this charter are jointly liable to address any violation or threat against members; particularly those resulting from compliance with the charter provisions.
ECSM invites all Syrian media foundations to sign the charter and abide by its provisions.
Signatories will abide by all above-mentioned articles. ECSM organization will monitor their compliance.