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The leg­is­la­tion calls for news re­ported to be truth­ful, ac­cu­rate and ob­jec­tive and should be pre­sented in the cor­rect con­text , with­out in­ten­tional or neg­li­gent de­par­ture from the facts.

The Bill frowns upon is­sues of dis­tor­tion, ex­ag­ger­a­tion or mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion, ma­te­rial omis­sion or sum­mari­sa­tion.

Pre­sented

The Bill calls for news to be rea­son­ably true and pre­sented fairly.

This leg­is­la­tion states that all broad­cast ma­te­rial should be with due re­gard to con­text and im­por­tance, ex­cept on where a re­port is not based on fact or is founded on opin­ion, sup­po­si­tion, ru­mours or al­le­ga­tions.

Obli­ga­tion

In such in­stances, broad­cast­ers have the obli­ga­tion to in­di­cate clearly that the re­port is founded on opin­ion, sup­po­si­tion, ru­mours or al­le­ga­tion.

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