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Global Trends in Self-Regulation of the Right to Press Photo: "An Analytical Study with a Proposal for a Code of Conduct that Regulates the Right to Photo in the Kuwaiti Press" (in Arabic).

Auther : Mahmood Almousawi, Sara Qadir, Menawer Alrajehi

This study aims at presenting a proposal for a code of conduct that can contribute to controlling and regulating the right to the image in the Kuwaiti Press, by drawing on the ethical charters and professional codes of conduct issued by international media organizations.
The study also aims at addressing the nature of right to photo, and identifying the restrictions on the person’s authority to object to having his photo taken, in addition to highlighting the nature of right to photo in Kuwait’s legislation. Finally, the study aims at identifying the basis for a journalist’s civil liability for publishing photos.

The descriptive-analytical method has been adopted in order to describe and analyze texts related to the right to image in codes of conduct - the study sample - to reveal the mechanisms of self-regulation of the right to image in the field of media. The inductive approach has also been drawn upon, with the aim of tracking and extrapolating the texts related to the subject of the study, and which regulate the right to image in codes of conduct issued by a sample of international media organizations. Then, the study moved on to explore the possibility of monitoring the parameters of self-regulation of this right.
In light of all of this, the regulation of the press image in the professional codes of conduct and ethical charters related to 10 international media and press organizations has been monitored and translated. The study concluded that these ethical codes, including the relevant standards and rules for press image reflect a clear interest taken by international media organizations in self-regulation of the right to image in light of these institutions’ recognition of the importance and danger of image in media and journalistic work, especially since we live in the era of the image.
Finally, the paper closes off with offering a proposal for a code of conduct that is an editorial charter that includes professional standards and rules that can contribute to regulating the right to image in media and press organizations in the State of Kuwait.
Keywords: Media, Mass Communication, Photographs, Self-regulation, Media Ethics, privacy, code of conduct.

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