Reporting and Disclosure of Information from an Islamic Perspective

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Year: 2011 Vol: 4 Number: 2

Abstract

According to the Islamic point of view, principles and elements of media ethics could be approached in three main aspects: the right to learn,explain, and spread news, ideas and opinions. Free circulation of information can take place only through the presence and true recognition of these rights. However, a set of criteria exists while exercising the right to learn, explain, and spread news, ideas and opinions, and this article will discuss some of the criteria to the use of these rights within the framework of “media”.

Keywords
freedom of the press, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, human rights, islamic law

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