Thursday, February 9, 2006

Code of Conduct for the European Media.

The Star quoting Reuters: The European Union may try to draw up a media code of conduct to avoid a repeat of the furore caused by the publication across Europe of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, an EU commissioner said on Thursday.

In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph, EU Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini said the charter would encourage the media to show "prudence" when covering religion.

"The press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression," he told the newspaper. "We can and we are ready to self-regulate that right."

1 comment:

John Walter said...

Sri Kandeh:

Don't you think rioting Muslims have overeacted to these cartoons?