Whether on television or online, our journalists abide by high standards of ethics and strive to adhere to stringent standards of journalistic integrity. We expect our reporters, producers and writers to be fair and honest and to confirm the facts before online articles or TV segments are released to the public.
We firmly believe in a free and independent press. A fundamental principle of journalism at our networks is the ability of reporters, producers, TV crews, and film-makers to seek out and report the facts and tell stories without interference from governments or other external influences. As a global company, we are aware of the variance in freedom of expression in some of the areas in which we operate. One of the most powerful effects of globalization is the dissolution of barriers between cultures so that people everywhere can understand the human dimensions of their similarities and differences. Whether it is through our networks or film and TV entertainment businesses, we nurture the creative freedom of our employees, and we provide platforms for people to share and amplify their own ideas.
The diversity of our content is important to our company's success. Over the last few years, our businesses have developed content that resonates with our increasingly diverse and global consumers.
We understand that our entertainment programming can have an impact on culture. Below are recent examples of the ways in which we have elevated the dialogue on important social issues through our creative programming and initiatives: