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Ciobanu Alexandra Deontology and Journalism If you look for the word deontology in the dictionary we find the explication: “Deontological ethics or deontology is an approach to ethics that holds that acts are inherently good or evil, regardless of the consequences of the acts”. Also, it is sometimes described as "duty" or "obligation" based ethics, because deontologists believe that ethical rules "bind you to your duty". If we start from here, we can begin to explore the meaning of deontology in journalism. In today society, press has become a important part. The power media owns is amazing. But with power comes duty. If the press is really the four most important part in a state (after gouverament, senate and justice), the duty to inform, to say the truth and to be objective should be very seriously taken. Journalism is an important social tool which puts into effect the free and efficient development of the fundamental rights of all citizens to freedom of information and the freedom to express one's opinions. As subjects and as instruments of the freedom of expression, journalists acknowledge and guarantee that journalism is the basis from which public opinion
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