UK: Codes


Editors’ Code of Practice
The Press Complaints Commission is charged with enforcing the Code of Practice which was framed by the newspaper and periodical industry and was ratified by the PCC in December 2011 to include changes taking effect from 1 January 2012.

Ofcom Broadcasting Code
The most recent version of the Code took effect on 21 March 2013, and covers all programmes broadcast on or after 21 March 2013.

BBC Editorial Guidelines
The Editorial Guidelines are the BBC’s values and standards. They apply to all BBC content, wherever and however it is received.


Code of Conduct of the NUJ
Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) are expected to abide by the principles set out in the Code of Conduct.

Guardian News & Media Editorial Code
Editorial Guidelines of Guardian News & Media, publishers of The Guardian. Last updated in August 2011.

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