The Child’s Right to Life as an Ethical Value in Media Law Cover Image

The Child’s Right to Life as an Ethical Value in Media Law

Author(s): Stanka Stjepanović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Нишу
Keywords: rights of the child; right to life; media law; Code of Ethics

Summary/Abstract: Demographic vocabulary words, Serbia is at the stage of the demographic disaster. Respecting all the international and regional legal norms should be taken care of and ethical values of the national right to life. It points to the problems of lack of nurturing the right to life and the inception of his position as an ethical value in the media law in Serbia. The Convention on the Rights of the Child in Article 1 defines a child as every human being below the age of 18 years, unless the legislation of the Parties of the Convention, majority is attained earlier. This means that the Convention is considered the beginning of the child, which is consistent with medical science. In some countries believe that the Committee on the Rights of the Child must submit a regular report on the protection of children born and unborn, to prove their statements to the Committee. Usually, the parties appearing daily press with sensational news headlines big - dead baby was found in the underbrush at the river bank, in a container. Or, the mother killed the child, threw him out the window, and then killed him. None of the news program did not begin, nor are any daily newspaper published, how many were killed that day, to legal abortion of children. Do not be published or how many women because other ill or infertile. Discrimination is visible between the right to life born and the right to life of unborn children, and in relation to the remains of unborn children. They are subject to various shops, such as the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, the need for the media as an ethical value of protecting the right to life, and that such media in a democratic country like Poland, as an ethical value and put the right to life of unborn children Although ethical standards in media law, in relation to the autonomous Serbian legislation, they should still stand out in their codes of ethics such rules would not be in conflict in international law and constitutional right to protection of life, but also equaled everyone's life without discrimination on the born and unborn children. Thus, the Convention on the Rights is the source of law. Freedom of information should be directed to this most important value in society, to the right to life. If it comes to the survival of a society, then we must all holders of power, and especially the media involved in the protection of those values. Starting from the fact that Serbia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, the obligation of journalists to protect the top of the national - national interests, and this is primarily a right to life of every human being. In this paper special attention to the part of the code of the journalist than the facts - true, complete and timely reporting, which has no right on the life as unborn.

  • Issue Year: LXI/2012
  • Issue No: 61
  • Page Range: 304-312
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian