Accountability database launches


The Donald W. Rey­nolds Journalism Insti­tute and the Ethical Journalism Network launched the Accountable Journalism database.

It includes more than 400 media ethics codes from across the globe, as well as information about various press councils in a user-friendly and searchable Web application.
Journalists can access the site at

Within the database, users can search for media codes based on country, as well as by topic, type of organization, region and date of creation/update.

In addition to improving the technology and interface, the revamped Accountable Journalism database also includes additional codes of ethics and links to hate speech, which is problematic both online and offline.