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Organisation of self-regulation

Deutscher Presserat
Based in:
Type of organisation:
Association of companies
Geographical scope:
Content-related scope:
all media
Related areas:
data protection / privacy,
personality rights,
youth protection

The freedom of the press anchored in the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany includes the independence and freedom of information, of the expression of opinions and criticism. Publishers, editors and journalists must be aware of their responsibility to the public and their obligation for the standing of the press in their work. They perform their journalistic tasks to the best of their abilities and consciences, uninfluenced by personal interest and motives that have no connection to the matter in hand.

The journalistic principles of the German Press Council, which was founded in 1956, define the professional ethics of the press. This comprises the duty of maintaining the standing of the press and standing up for the freedom of the press within the framework of the constitution and the laws in line with the constitution.

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Available on the website since April 30, 2008