The current Code is reviewed or amended only following of agreement or unanimity of the parties that adopted it.
Any revision or amendment is expected to be attached to this document and will be integral part of the Code.
Nicosia, April 1997
* With the agreement of all stakeholders Bodies, the Journalists Code of Conduct was supplemented and amended mainly to become clearer, easier to understand and use, in June 2008; it entered into force on 1 July 2008.
** In June 2015, the number of Committee Members was increased to 15 for operational purposes and in order to accommodate a representative of the online media.
The original articles that were replaced are as follows:
“The Committee, its President included, is comprised of 13 members. They are all individuals of high moral standards and recognised standing. The President of the Committee should preferably have legal background.
“The President and three Committee members are appointed jointly by the Union of Journalists, the Publishers’ Association and the Online Media Owners. The rest of nine members are appointed as follows: three by the Union of Journalists, three by the Publishers’ Association and three by the Online Media Owners.”
*** In June 2017, the Code was amended increasing the number of members from 15 to 17 in order to provide for the adequate representation of the Cyprus Online Publishers Organisation, to supplement and clarify the rules of procedure and to set the duties of each CME member.
**** In September 2022, the Journalists Code of Conduct was radically amended in order to update the CME scope of operation and, mainly, to update the provisions of the Code in order to be in line with developments in Journalism as well as in society, and with the need to protect the freedom of the press and the quality of journalistic content. With the unanimous agreement of stakeholder Bodies the amended Code entered into force…
Nicosia, September 2022
The Committee members:
Elli Kodjamani, President
Katerina Nicolaou, Vice President
Yorgos Georgiadis, Secretary
Charis Nikolaidis, Treasurer
Stavroula Stergidou / Elena Makri