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DNPA POLICY

 DNPA POLICY

Some values ​​have been set voluntarily by the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA), with the aim of making digital publishing more accountable, in addition to protecting freedom of speech and other rights under Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution, as well as information or any other. It also seeks to monitor and verify any attempt to control its right to collect details.



The purpose of this code is not only to raise the standard of news but also to enhance the ethics and functioning of digital news publishing, not to interfere with the day-to-day operations of publishers with complete independence. Its basic purpose is not only to maintain the standard of digital publishing but also to protect the freedom of independent journalists, publishers and content providers. These values ​​are as shown below.



The digital news website will comply with all laws, including 30 laws pertaining to the media. It also includes the relevant provisions of the IPC, CrPC and the Information Technology Act, 2000.



They will uphold the values, policies and standards of journalism. It also includes rules for self-regulation made by media organizations, journalists and editors.



In order to maintain accuracy and transparency, all members will refrain from publishing reports which are baseless, insufficient information and distorted facts. Proper verification will be mandatory before any report is published. Care will be taken not to damage one's reputation in a wrong way. It is important to follow the relevant rules and regulations.



The right to reply


(a) The person whose allegations have been made against the organization in the report shall also have to present his party. If they do not receive a response at that time, they will have to publish it whenever they can.


(B) If any new details are to be added to the news, or any person or party requests to add something to it, those details shall be properly included in the news. It is also important that the time of update appears in the published news.



In case the news or report contains false or inaccurate information about deleting, deleting or editing the news , if the relevant person or party draws attention to it and the evidence of the fact is presented, the report will be amended accordingly. To do or then delete it.


If you notice that the entire report is incorrect, delete the entire article

Respecting intellectual property rights


(a) Respecting copyrights such as text, photographs, plans, diagrams, cartoons. Prior approval must be obtained if copyrighted material is to be used, as well as information on its ownership rights.


(B) If financial payment, fee or royalty has to be paid to get its approval, it is also necessary to do so.


(A) To ensure that trademarks and service marks of third parties are not used without prior approval, or that there are no irregularities.


(D) Delete the article or make any necessary changes to it if any representation is found with the evidence made in case of violation of the right to intellectual property.



Special care must be taken when reporting on sensitive matters as well as crime. The facts must be presented as they are. Avoid commenting or speculating on the facts, witnesses, accused and victim's behavior. Reporting on these matters should be factual and unbiased.


In addition to sexual harassment in the workplace, child abuse and rape in which the victim is a minor, special care must be taken in cases of marital, riot or communal conflict, divorce, custody, adoption.


- Online publication of offensive literature is a punishable offense under sections 67, 67A and 67B of the Information Technology Act, 2000. This includes nasty content, even featuring children.



Grievances Redressal Mechanism


All members are required to establish a Grievance Redressal Mechanism under Section 2000 of the IT Act. Under which the details of the Grievance Officer appointed will have to be displayed on the website. This person will deal with any complaint received by the person within 36 hours of receiving it, and resolve it within a month.



Training and Awareness Program


Provide periodic insights to editorial staff on up to 30 laws pertaining to the media, in addition to the laws of the country's constitution. Including the Indigenous Representations of Women (Prohibition) Act, the Copyright Act, RTI, IPC and CrPC, Civil and Criminal Defamation, IPR, Juvenile Justice, Poxo, Rape and Sexual Harassment. Crime-based crimes, including domestic violence.


- If the victim is a juvenile or a case of harassment in the workplace, do not give any details that reveal his name or his identity under any circumstances.


- Do not publish the details of the victim, his house or his work.


- Special attention and caution must be exercised when reporting communal riots or clashes between two groups. Not to publish any report in this regard without proper verification of facts. Animosity between the two communities will not increase, and an atmosphere of peace, harmony and brotherhood will be established.


- Special care should also be taken in reporting court and judicial matters. To spread awareness about this among the editorial staff as well. Special care should be taken to ensure that the victim and the accused's party are also represented in their original form.


- Respect the privacy of those who are not in public.




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