The aims and objectives of the Council are:
3.1 to safeguard the independence of the media and maintain its integrity by way of effective and professional self-regulation”.
3.2 to promote the highest ethical and professional journalistic standards;
3.3 to serve as a conduit between government, other authorities and political parties on the one side, and the media on the other;
3.4 to monitor media trends, and course content and ethics in media training institutions, and to consult and offer advice and support to such institutions in furtherance of the aims and objectives;
3.5 to uphold and preserve the established constitutional freedom of expression and of the media;
3.6 to uphold the right of the public to be accurately and fairly informed on matters of public and general interest;
3.7 to establish, promote and enforce the Code of Conduct for media practitioners, media institutions and similar bodies;
3.8 to provide an independent and effective channel through which to consider, investigate and resolve complaints about the conduct of the print and broadcasting media and so ensure adherence with the spirit and letter of the Code of Conduct.