At Pahari Patrika, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics. We believe in providing accurate, balanced, and fair news coverage to our readers while maintaining transparency and accountability. This Ethics Policy outlines the principles and guidelines we adhere to in our news reporting and editorial practices.
Accuracy and Verification
We strive to ensure the accuracy of all information presented on our website. Our journalists and editors are responsible for fact-checking and verifying the sources and claims made in our articles before publication. We take appropriate measures to correct any inaccuracies promptly and prominently.
Independence and Impartiality
We maintain editorial independence and impartiality in our news reporting. Our journalists are expected to present information objectively and without bias, avoiding conflicts of interest that may compromise the integrity of our coverage. We do not accept payments or favors in exchange for favorable coverage.
Sourcing and Attribution
We attribute information and quotes to their original sources whenever possible. We value the importance of crediting the work of others and strive to provide proper attribution for all sources used in our reporting. We aim to avoid plagiarism and respect copyright laws.
Transparency and Corrections
We are committed to transparency with our readers. If errors or omissions are discovered in our articles, we promptly correct them and make a note of the correction at the bottom of the article, providing an explanation of the changes made. We also provide a clear and accessible process for readers to report errors or provide feedback.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We respect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals and organizations involved in our news stories. We exercise caution in handling sensitive information and ensure that personal data is protected in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Editorial Independence from Advertisers
Our editorial content is separate from our advertising activities. Advertisers or sponsors do not influence the content, topics, or tone of our news articles. We clearly distinguish between editorial content and paid advertisements or sponsored content.
Conflict of Interest
We are committed to avoiding conflicts of interest that may compromise the integrity of our reporting. Our journalists and editors disclose any personal, financial, or professional relationships that could potentially influence their work. We strive to maintain transparency and integrity in our interactions with individuals, organizations, and advertisers.
Community Engagement and Feedback
We value the feedback and perspectives of our readers and actively encourage open dialogue. We provide opportunities for community engagement through comments sections, social media platforms, and other interactive features while ensuring respectful and constructive conversations.
Editorial Guidelines and Standards
We have established editorial guidelines and standards to ensure consistent quality and adherence to ethical principles in our news reporting. These guidelines cover areas such as sourcing, fact-checking, conflicts of interest, privacy, and corrections. Our journalists and editors receive training and guidance to uphold these standards.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
We operate within the legal framework and comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing journalism, including copyright, defamation, and privacy laws. We are committed to avoiding the dissemination of false or misleading information.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Ethics Policy, please contact us at [Contact Email].
Last updated: May, 20th 2023