Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages

This leaflet is part of a broader international context from which the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages emerged in 2007.

The Code offers a set of guidelines to assist organisations in their decision-making about which images and messages to choose in their communication while maintaining full respect for human dignity.

It is part of a broader shift from charity approaches to development to more rights-based approaches. The code represents one of the high points of a broader debate and discussion around how images of people in developing countries are used and misused.

Code of Conduct: Images and Messages Relating to the Third World leaflet by the NGO-EC Liaison Committee, 1989.
Cartoon by Richard Duszczak © included with the Dóchas code materials. Source: Dóchas

For more, check out the Dóchas code of conduct on images and messages and accompanying animations and guidance materials for anyone working in public communications.

Source: NGO-EC Liaison Committee and Dóchas

Year: 1989

Courtesy of Dóchas