Section 11: War, Terror and Emergencies



Our reports of war, terror, emergencies and similar events must meet the Editorial Guidelines' Principles on Accuracy and Impartiality.

(See Section 3 Accuracy: 3.2 and Section 4 Impartiality: 4.2)


We will respect human dignity without sanitising the realities of war, terror, emergencies and similar events.  There must be clear editorial justification for the use of very graphic pictures.

(See Section 7 Privacy: 7.4.38 - 7.4.44 and Section 5 Harm and Offence)


We will ensure, as far as is reasonably possible, that next of kin do not learn of a relative's death or injury from any of our content.