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The E-Accountability Foundation announces the

'A for Accountability' Award

to those who are willing to whistleblow unjust, misleading, or false actions and claims of the politico-educational complex in order to bring about educational reform in favor of children of all races, intellectual ability and economic status. They ask questions that need to be asked, such as "where is the money?" and "Why does it have to be this way?" and they never give up. These people have withstood adversity and have held those who seem not to believe in honesty, integrity and compassion accountable for their actions. The winners of our "A" work to expose wrong-doing not for themselves, but for others - total strangers - for the "Greater Good"of the community and, by their actions, exemplify courage and self-less passion. They are parent advocates. We salute you.

Winners of the "A":

Johnnie Mae Allen
David Possner
Dee Alpert
Joan Klingsberg
Harris Lirtzman
Hipolito Colon
Jim Calantjis
Larry Fisher
The Giraffe Project and Giraffe Heroes' Program
Jimmy Kilpatrick and George Scott
Zach Kopplin
Matthew LaClair
Wangari Maathai
Erich Martel
Steve Orel, in memoriam, Interversity, and The World of Opportunity
Marla Ruzicka, in Memoriam
Nancy Swan
Bob Witanek
Peyton Wolcott
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Guiding Principles For the Journalist
Seek Truth and Report it as fully as possible; give voice to the voiceless; hold the powerful accountable...and more excellent ethical rules to work with, no matter what profession you are in.
          
Guiding Principles for the Journalist
By Bob Steele

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Seek Truth and Report it as Fully as Possible

Inform yourself continuously so you in turn can inform, engage, and educate the public in a clear and compelling way on significant issues.

Be honest, fair, and courageous in gathering, reporting, and interpreting accurate information.

Give voice to the voiceless.

Hold the powerful accountable.

Act Independently

Guard vigorously the essential stewardship role a free press plays in an open society.

Seek out and disseminate competing perspectives without being unduly influenced by those who would use their power or position counter to the public interest.

Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise your integrity or damage your credibility.

Recognize that good ethical decisions require individual responsibility enriched by collaborative efforts.
Minimize Harm
Be compassionate for those affected by your actions.

Treat sources, subjects, and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect, not merely as means to your journalistic ends.

Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort, but balance those negatives by choosing alternatives that maximize your goal of truthtelling.

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