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We support freedom of speech

We are committed to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, as well as the social mission of editor-controlled media.
We adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Norwegian and Swedish Press, which states that it is the task of the press to protect individuals and groups against injustices or neglect, committed by public authorities and institutions, private enterprises or others.
We contribute to society beyond our daily business activities. The values on which the journalistic history of Schibsted is based are important to our employees and for our larger, societal purpose.
We acknowledge and encourage everyone’s duty and right to utilise freedom of speech and to participate in the public debate.

What is Schibsted’s responsibility?

We respect the independence of our editors, protect their freedoms and enable our editor-controlled media to fulfil its social mission.
It’s essential that we don’t make decisions concerning the non-editorial part of Schibsted’s activities, that may threaten the media’s ability to fulfil its social mission.

What is expected of me?

  •  Ensure proper protection of sources, no matter how information about sources is obtained.
  • Know and understand the meaning and content of the key terms that support our values related to freedom of speech.
  • Raise concern regarding potential violations of freedom of speech.
  • Contribute to a working environment in which everyone is able and encouraged to express their opinions.
Freedom of speech is a human right and is enshrined in both international laws and treaties as well as in national legislation.
Freedom of speech is closely linked to personal freedom and is a prerequisite for a functioning democracy.
Freedom of the press concerns the media’s right to conduct free and uncensored dissemination of news, criticism and debate.

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Group Communication team