Violations in Professional Journalism Practice in Algeria. Opportunities and Obstacles

DOI  https://doi.org/10.17721/2522-1272.2020.76.14

UDC 007:070.133:174(65)

Violations in Professional Journalism Practice in Algeria. Opportunities and Obstacles

Yakoub Badji, PhD Student, Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko National University,
Dr. Yahya Takieddine, Department of Journalism, Mohamed Boudiaf University

ABSTRACT

There are regulations and guidelines for every practice in the world. The absence will lead to anarchy and violations of law in any society. Journalism without professional standards cannot be realised. The art of gathering and dissemination of news can be done by anybody but the key role of the professional can be fulfilled only by people with particular training, skills, and judgment.

This paper intends to look at the practice of professional journalism from the Algerian perspective, highlighting the ethical elements and standards that make journalists professional. By exposing the unprofessional behaviors and violations in media sphere, the extent of compliance with the ethics in Algeria was reflected.

The results of the study prove that the journalists do not reach the professional level as a result of the violations of journalistic standards in Algerian media. The survey showed that the media sphere suffers from a low level of academic standards for journalist practitioners and the lack of training courses. Some articles in media Codes, established by the Algerian political system, are ineffective.

KEYWORDS: Journalism Profession; Journalism Ethics; Journalism Practices.

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