New media website.A new web site has been created listing press councils and other media accountability Media accountability is a phrase that refers to the general (especially western) belief that mass media has to be accountable in the public’s interest - that is, they are expected to behave in certain ways that contribute to the public good. systems, announced Prof. Claude-Jean Bertrand, professor emeritus e·mer·i·tus
Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement: a professor emeritus.
n. pl. , University of Paris, who will manage the website.
The site (www.presscouncils.org) has been set up under the aegis aegis (ē`jĭs), in Greek mythology, weapon of Zeus and Athena. It possessed the power to terrify and disperse the enemy or to protect friends. of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE AIPCE Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe
AIPCE Associação Internacional Permanente dos Congressos da Estrada
AIPCE Association des Industries du Poisson de l'UE (EU Fish Processors Association) ) by the British Press Complaints Commission.
The web site offers all press councils an easy way to stay in contact and share information and offers a vast source of information about the media.
The current web site features a list of existing press councils with addresses, a list of more than 100 codes of ethics, a list of about 60 media accountability systems and a list of hundreds of books and links related to media ethics and accountability.
While the "Forum" is restricted to press councils and some authorized au·thor·ize
tr.v. au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing, au·thor·iz·es
1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for; sanction: people (see the "Questions & Help" section for how to register), the rest of the web site is open to all.
Prof. Bertrand would appreciate news related to press ethics, books and reports about media events, and codes of ethics other than those posted.