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Title: The State of Journalistic Frauds in Major Newspapers
Authors: Tekabe, Ambaw
Advisors: Gebremedhin Simon
Keywords: Addis Admass
Addis Zemen
Copyright: Jun-2010
Date Added: 15-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: In the age of information society, having ethical journalists in all media houses is indispensible for the people to exercise the right to know the truth. As one can easily guess, truth or information gives people power. This power intern can transform the society in to a new level of development. This power can also enable society to entertain democracy. Ethical journalists are the one who facilitates this power to be used by the people. When journalists become unable to accomplish this role, the society will label journalists and the profession as a whole ‘untrustworthy and dishonesty’. In order journalists to play their role effectively, journalists ought to fulfill six elements of the profession; that are truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability. This study therefore tries to see whether Ethiopian journalists strive to preserve these standards or not. It also aims at finding or understanding the states of plagiarism, fabrication, unbalance, unbalance and omission in major newspaper companies located in Addis Ababa. Likewise, it will look at the major factors that hinder journalists from achieving all these standards in their media houses. And finally the paper will give practical solutions for the factors that deter journalists to be truthful and honesty. The study is conducted in ten major newspapers namely; Addis Admass, Addis Zemen, Awramba
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3772
Appears in:Thesis - Journalism and Communication

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