MBC broadcast ethics talks set to conclude

Discussions between national media organisations designed to outline new ethical standards for broadcasters based in the country are set to conclude today, Sun Online has reported.

The two day talks, which are being overseen by the Maldives Broadcast Commission (MBC), commenced yesterday at the Islamic Centre in a bid to outline and inform local media and the public about how broadcasters should be acting.

Today’s session is reportedly set to establish revisions to the existing MBC Code of Ethics based upon suggestions from attendees.

“These regulations do not limit broadcasters from having their own editorial policies or other standards that they wish to follow. However they should not act against the basic guidelines,” MBC Director General Mohamed Nasih was quoted as saying by local media.