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7 May 2018

Council for Journalism

Peter Marx has become a member of the Council for Journalism (Raad voor de Journalistiek). The Council for Journalism  is the independent body for self-regulation of the Flemish press in Belgium. It is a non-governmental organization, which responds to questions and handles complaints from the public about the journalistic conduct of the press. The Council has 18 members: 6 journalists, 6 representatives of the publishers and the media houses, and 6 independent experts who are not involved in the media.

The Council aims to provide the public with a free and fast way of redressing possible mistakes by the media. The Council also acts as a forum for discussion about the ethics of journalism. Its decisions are meant to underline the rules of good journalistic practice and to encourage ethical and professional standards of journalism.

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