“The “Media corporate social responsibility (CSR) forum” is a group of media organisations developing CSR and sustainability practices and understanding for the UK media sector. The Forum was established in 2001 following recognition that the practice of CSR and sustainability for media companies has many unique features that sets it apart from traditional industry and other business sectors, some of which could benefit from a collaborative approach. Our work includes: developing an understanding of the implications of CSR for media organisations, identifying areas for prioritisation, sharing best practices, engaging with stakeholders, running collaborative projects on key issues. In 2003 the forum commissioned a stakeholder engagement exercise in order to validate the focus areas for the group. Some of these areas have unique implications to the sector. These include: diversity of output, accessibility, security, privacy, freedom of expression, creative independence, transparency of process, impartiality and balance, and media literacy. We intend to refresh this list of focus areas in 2008.” (Retrieved on September 24, 2008 from http://www.mediacsrforum.org/).
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