- Do not forget that the most important thing when covering and reporting Corona 19 is the safety of journalists themselves. To do this, you should consult with the company and receive sufficient safety equipment such as masks.
- The official name of the World Health Organization (WHO) is Coronavirus Infectious Disease-19 (Corona 19). Please use the official name in the press and broadcast. According to the World Health Organization’s 2015 standard guidelines, journalists should not use disease names that include geographic location, person names, animal and food types, culture, residents, people, industry, and occupational groups. The use of “○○ pneumonia,” including the local name, can lead to misunderstandings and speculations about certain groups, such as nations, religions, and ethnic groups, arouse hate and racism, and can cause excessive fear.
- Refrain from reporting and broadcasting false manipulation information related to Corona19, which is rapidly spreading through YouTube, or provoking irritating reports and broadcasts that may cause human rights violations and social hate and anxiety, and prevent instructions from being issued. Please. ※ Reference: Articles on Human Rights Reporting of the Korea Journalists Association, Provisions on the Practice of Newspaper Ethics
February 21, 2020
Korea Journalist Association