Media Outlet Montenegro News Agency Legal Entity Infomont doo Date of first publication 14/09/2022 Date of Latest Change 14/09/2022

2. Editorial Mission

2.1. Editorial Mission Statement

The Media Outlet shall disclose its editorial mission statement which shall be consistent with the fundamental ethical principles of trustworthy journalism, and, as described in the Preamble, should incorporate principles of: ethical practice, good governance, self-regulation and Engagement with the public. A Media Outlet shall set out how it proposes to uphold these journalism principles through its Editorial Guidelines and processes which shall include arrangements in relation to internal accountability and of appropriate external accountability (see clauses 9 – 15). Best practice is to have these arrangements codified and made available publicly.

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For more than 20 years, MINA News Agency has brought news and information to the Montenegrin media community.

Dealing with the challenges of transition processes in Montenegro we ensure that the news was reported quickly, accurately, and honestly, in a balanced and impartial way.

Our efforts have been rewarded with trust. Most of our news reaches at least half the Montenegrin population daily.

We insist on the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior as we gather and deliver the news.

We abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions.

We will not knowingly introduce rumor or false information into material intended for publication or broadcast; nor will we distort visual content. Quotations must be accurate and precise. We preserve the appropriate professional distance from those we cover.

We always strive to identify all the sources of our information. We shield them with anonymity only when they insist upon it for a valid reason and when they provide vital information – not opinion or speculation; when there is no other way to obtain that information; and when we are confident the source is reliable and in a position to know.

We don't plagiarize, and we respect copyright.

We don't misidentify or misrepresent ourselves to get a story. When we seek an interview, we identify ourselves as MINA journalists.

We balance the newsworthiness of a story with respect for privacy and safety interests when pursuing images.

We must be fair. Whenever we portray someone in a negative light, we must make a real effort to obtain a response from that person.

When mistakes are made, they must be corrected – fully, quickly, transparently, and ungrudgingly.

It is the responsibility of every one of us to ensure that these standards are upheld. Any time a question is raised about any aspect of our work, it should be taken seriously.

The policies set forth in these pages are central to the MINA’s mission; any failure to abide by them is subject to review and could result in disciplinary action, ranging from admonishment to dismissal, depending on the gravity of the infraction.

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