Ethics in Advertising Media & Self, Government and Media Regulations

Ethics in Advertising

Ethics in Advertising Lack of acceptable code of ethics in advertising is a worldwide phenomenon. Morality in advertising varies from country to country. An advertisement may be morally acceptable in one part of the world, whereas, it may be against the code of morality in another part of the world. Ethics in advertising is a complex issue to define. Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so. For example, sex before marriage in Pakistan is largely considered as immoral, while it is conceded as desirable in the west. Demonstration of birth control method in advertising is undesirable for the religious society in Pakistan whereas the same is mandatory in China. Thus morality in advertising is a complex phenomena. Determination of ethical conduct is subjective and vague and is varying among different cultures and different environmental conditions. The primary objective of advertising in any society is to influence the […]

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Need and Importance of Code of Ethics in Public Relations

Q.3   Explain the need and importance of a code of ethics in Public Relations with special reference to Pakistani. Public Relations Ethics: Before proceeding further, let us have a look at the meaning of the word “ethics”. The words “ethics” and “ethical” are often used synonymously with morals, and ethical f virtues of a person or a group of persons are also considered his or their moral qualities. | Ethics has been derived from the Greek word “ethos” and morals is derived from the Latin word “mores”, both of which means habits or customs. According to the encyclopedia Britannic the ethics or morality of persons or groups, however, consists not merely of f what they habitually or customarily do but of what they think is fitting, right or obligatory to do. Men’s actions are often, but not always, a sign of what they believe: their actions may diverge from their […]

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