The Editorial Guidelines are the BBC's values and standards. They apply to all our content, wherever and however it is received.
Editorial Policy Guidance Notes supplement the Editorial Guidelines, with further explanation of their themes and practical tips.
This month's newsletter features contested words, editorial integrity, new advertising and sponsorship guidelines, updated guidance, regulatory advice, right to be forgotten and changes to the defence advisory (DA) notice system.Read full article
No word is banned by the BBC but its use must be editorially justified.
The reporting of suicide requires great sensitivity. Care must be taken to avoid describing or showing suicide or self-harming methods in explicit detail, unless there is a clear editorial justification.
To create your own mini guides and mark pages you have read.
Find out more about the Editorial Guidelines with the BBC Academy. Five new short modules have been added on crime, polls and surveys, partnerships and competitions - joining the existing modules explaining Accuracy, Impartiality, Strong Language, Violence, Secret Recording, Consent, Children and many other issues.View the latest training module
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