Bursting the Bubble

Ethics

Code of Conduct

EPA contributors and readers desiring to comment under our articles have the right to freely express their opinion. In doing so, however, they shall be mindful of, and respect, the following ethical standards that we, as a group, subscribe to.

We vow to respect people’s rights to privacy and decency. We keep other people’s integrity close to heart and language used in the articles, comments and/or communication on behalf of, or within the framework of the European Public Affairs website must therefore adhere to this rule.

More specifically, incitement to racial or ethnic hatred, xenophobia, revisionism, defamation, discrimination, pornography, paedophilia, obscenity, language containing insults, aggressive, violent or hateful remarks are banned from this website.

We uphold the principle of accuracy. We never publish information that we knowingly recognise as untrue or inaccurate.

Our contributors should disclose their conflict of interest and affiliations, should these heavily impact their professional integrity.

Our contributors shall always make sure that the texts published give credit to the authors they quote or refer to. This rule shall also apply to articles or texts translated from other languages.

What does this mean for us?

The code of conduct binds us to respect the aforementioned set of rules in our work as bloggers. We take the codex extremely seriously and we believe that an explicit statement of our ethics will help us deliver the best possible content while remaining professional and considerate of our readers. In case a contributor is found in breach of the code, appropriate measures will be taken (i.e. an article or comment will be either removed or a correction will be made in the shortest possible time).

What does this mean for you?

First of all, our promise to abide by this code of conduct will mean better quality content. Second of all, the European Public Affairs website is a platform for open discussion and free of any single agenda. Therefore, we strongly believe that our readers should have the right to comment under respective blog posts without any restraint. However, we also consider it fair that these comments be subject to the same code of conduct as is the work of authors of the blog posts itself.

EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu reserves the right to alter or delete in its entirety any comment that is found in breach of the code of conduct. In case of repeated and systematic violation of our principles as defined in the code of conduct we reserve the right to close the comment section altogether.

We do not allow commercial or any other advertising on our website and comments of such a nature will be removed.