An editor shall safeguard freedom of expression, press freedom and freedom of information. In his or her capacity as editor, the editor shall promote the free media’s democratic role and that which in his or her opinion serves the public interest.
An editor has the personal and full responsibility for the medium’s content.
An editor shall safeguard the right to anonymity and the protection of sources. An editor shall promote free dissemination of information and open, honest, and truth-seeking journalism. It is an editor’s responsibility to ensure a clear distinction between facts and opinion content and between editorial and commercial content.
An editor must commit himself/herself to the owner’s basis for publishing and work in accordance with the medium’s fundamental views and corporate purpose. Within this framework, an editor shall enjoy free and independent leadership and full freedom to shape and determine the contents and opinions of the medium. Neither public authorities, owners, commercial actors nor any other interest group may interfere with this freedom. Should an editor find himself/herself in irreconcilable conflict with the basis of the medium for publishing, he or she is obligated to resign.
An editor has the full responsibility for the activities of the editorial department and is in charge of the editorial staff. An editor reports directly to the publisher/board of directors. An editor is the publisher’s/board of directors’ representative in relation to the editorial department and also represents the editorial department in relation to the publisher/board of directors. An editor may delegate authority in accordance with his/her own authority.