The International Communications Forum (ICF), founded in 1991, recognizes that the media is one of the world’s most powerful forces for good or ill. The media does not just report and reflect society but often shapes its direction. The ICF aims to:
strengthen public confidence in the media;
promote the bonds of trust within democratic societies;
inspire a commitment to service on the part of those who work in the media.
The ICF is committed to media ethics and the freedoms of expression and information. These need to be accompanied by a high sense of responsibility and respect for every audience. The ICF expects of media practitioners the same standards of integrity that they wish to see in all public servants. Through conferences and training programmes, ICF demonstrates its ethos on the basis of people-to-people and conscience-to-conscience dialogue.
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ICF Sarajevo Commitment
At the beginning of the 21st Century men and women of the media register their commitment to integrity and public service.
This document was launched at a World Media Assembly, SARAJEVO 2000, and signed by participants on 30 September 2000.
Media Valuesbrings together the writings of 27 experienced international journalists and artists to celebrate Bill Porter’s life and reflect on the values that he promoted through the ICF. Click here for more details.
The Newseum site is a treasure. Put your pointer on an included city anywhere in the world and its newspaper headlines pop up. Double click and the page gets larger. In some cases you can read the entire paper.