Media is a vital partner in achieving the goals of RDA. In order to maximise the advantages of media representation and minimise the risks of media misrepresentation, this policy aims to establish guidelines for how media contact should be conducted. It is not the intention of this policy to curb freedom of speech or to enforce strict rules and regulations. Rather the intention is to establish a framework for achieving positive media outcomes.
In dealing with the media (including social media), staff, volunteers, coaches, Board members and participants should be conscious that they may be seen as representatives of the organisation and should therefore avoid making comments or participate in photo opportunities that do not represent the values of RDA or that may damage the reputation of RDA.