Our Code of Practice, based on the code used by the U.K.’s Press Complaints Commission, was put together by the five-strong Media Working Group, comprised of representatives from Bermuda Broadcasting Company, the Bermuda Sun, DeFontes Broadcasting Company, Inter-Island Communications (HOTT 1075) and The Royal Gazette. It was collectively adopted in June 2010, but revised after constructive input was received from other media outlets, the public and the government. The amended version was adopted in October 2010.
The Code will be reviewed annually but can only be amended collectively by the members of the Media Working Group. The Code is designed to be a living document that will be altered and improved to reflect technological advances and changing circumstances.