Monday, February 11, 2008

UK newspaper initiative progressive and pro-active

This is very encouraging ... and about time.

The Newspaper Society is updating its guidelines on those adverts which should be accepted on classified pages.

It wants its members to be especially aware of the link between organised prostitution and human trafficking.

The society has already advised its members on how to spot adverts which might be promoting sexual services. ... The society, which represents most local and regional papers, is suggesting they simply refuse such ads.

It also suggests that payment be made by card or cheque so accounts can be traced, and that papers consult with police.

Bravo to Britain's Newspaper Society for this initiative. This common-sense approach should be standard in every civilized country.

Full article here.

1 comment:

paperdeals said...

That's good. We should be totally aware of what are the possible affects of our headlines and the things it might cause for it's viewers.