Muscat: Oman could soon become only the second country in the Gulf Cooperation Council to introduce a media code of practice.
A seminar held at Sultan Qaboos University saw journalists, lawyers and SQU faculty members draft a media code for the Sultanate.
The code is a set of guidelines that a journalist or anyone working in media must follow.
Much like the United Kingdom’s journalist code of ethics, the code includes respecting privacy, confidentiality of sources and accurate reporting, among other things.
The draft also includes protecting the rights of journalists in the field.
The draft was compiled by the media department at SQU and will be handed over to the Oman Journalists Association for further discussion.