Fact Checking Policy
We strive to give the most accurate account which is corroborated by our stakeholders directly in every news report.
One thing we are fully aware of is that trust can only be gained and sustained based on accurate, fair, unbiased, and balanced news reporting. We must remain committed to attaining due accuracy in all Our news content to all extents possible. To us ‘due accuracy’ is not just of the requisite standard but in essence, it should be very satisfactory. This includes factors such as the subject and nature of the information being reported, the expectations of Our audience, etc. are taken into serious consideration by Us in Our pursuit of due accuracy.
Every claim is investigated by Us with questions, assumptions, skepticism, and we challenge every conventional wisdom. We take acknowledging areas of uncertainty very seriously, which will always exist despite Our best efforts to resolve them. However, the rigorous requirement to fact-check the information on both soft and hard stories differs. For example, sources required for a positive story on community development and health work would be different from an investigative story on crime or criminal justice. We adhere to the guidance herein below to ensure accuracy in Our content:
Which is being clear and precise with words, headlines, and URLs We understand that words have the utmost power and act accordingly.
This is By verifying the very information We gather and write at all times. This includes identifying information such as names, locations, factual statements, and all accounts related to the content.
We ensure fact-checking are carryout If we receive a claim on our website, we first and foremost contact the source of that claim to be elaborated for further and supporting information.
We also liaise with individuals and organizations that have more information about the story or have relevant experience on a particular subject at hand, as well as researching relevant literature, such as news articles, scientific and medical journal articles, books, interview transcripts, statistical sources that has bearing on the topic or information that have been gathered. Would be evaluated considerately. Depending upon the nature and complexity of the topic.