Policies and Standards at newsweekng.com
Table of Content
- Diversity Policy
- Editorial standards and ethics
- Hate speech and bullying
- Safety and inappropriate content
- Verification / Fact-Checking Policy
- Unnamed Sources Policy
- Corrections policy
- Actionable Feedback Policy
Newsweekng.com is a news organisation that strives to act in the best interests of its readers and the public at large.
Newsweekng.com’s sole mission is to provide readers with high-quality news that will either educate, inform, or entertain them.
We are not affiliated with any government or political organisation. Our writers have more creative freedom because our content is not dependent on external funding. The News section of Newsweekng.com is committed to journalistic ethics.
We regularly review our editorial guidelines to ensure that we always maintain our standards and credibility.
We provide our readers with complete transparency by publishing our guidelines here.
Newsweekng.com News Editorial standards and ethics
- Newsweekng.com is committed to delivering the highest editorial standards and we will always maintain and aspire to improve the standard our readers are used to seeing.
- Our core objective is to operate in the public’s interest by reporting on stories that are of importance and/or interest to our audience.
- We aim for the highest reporting standards to provide coverage that is fair and accurate at all times.
- Our expertise provides professional judgment with clear analysis.
- We remain unbiased and reflect the views and opinions of our readers to ensure our articles reflect a wide diversity of opinions where no significant strand of thought is either under-represented or completely omitted.
- We are independent of outside interests and/or arrangements that could compromise our integrity.
- We publish original content to inform, educate, and entertain the followers of our site.
- Newsweekng.com News prevents people from being purposefully misled by the statements or actions of individuals or organisations.
- Newsweekng.com will avoid conflict of interest wherever and whenever possible. A disclaimer will be added where content is published where a conflict of interest might exist.
Hate speech and bullying
- Newsweekng.com content must not incite hatred and/or discriminate against people based on their race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, etc.
- Our content must not harass, intimidate or bully a person.
Safety and inappropriate content
- Newsweekng.com will not post articles that threaten or advocate for harm to oneself or others.
- Newsweekng.com will not post content that contains graphic sexual text, images, audio, videos, or games.
- We will not publish articles that contain non-consensual sexual themes or promote a sexual act in exchange for compensation.
- We will not publish any content containing child sexual abuse.
- Newsweekng.com News commits to not posting any adult themes within family content.
- We will not post any articles containing malicious or unwanted software.
- Newsweekng.com will not post any content that promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others.
Articles published on Newsweekng.com must not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, and other personal or proprietary rights.
Newsweekng.com respects the privacy and protection of personal information and must consider the balance between privacy and our right to broadcast information in the public interest in order to meet our ethical, regulatory, and legal responsibilities.
Newsweekng.com must be able to demonstrate that the public interest outweighs any invasion of an individual’s privacy that occurs without their consent.
Privacy and respect for a person’s human dignity must be weighed against the public interest when reporting on human suffering and distress.
When Newsweekng.com uses videos, images, and/or posts from publicly accessible social media and other websites, they may reach a larger audience than intended.
Individuals’ expectation of privacy may be diminished if the content includes their own social media posts. Especially when the individual has demonstrated a clear understanding of the impact that posting information on social media may have on their privacy, or when privacy controls have not been implemented.
Verification / Fact-Checking Policy
Newsweekng.com takes pride in ensuring that the editorial staff not only gets the facts right, but also weighs relevant opinions and has a firm grasp of the truth.
Whenever feasible and applicable, Newsweekng.com News should:
- Use first-hand sources when gathering information.
- Check all the facts and statistics and identify potential red flags and limitations.
- Validate the authenticity material discovered.
- Corroborate the claims and allegations made.
- Weigh, interpret, and contextualise any claims, including statistical claims made.
Newsweekng.com must never knowingly reproduce, distribute, or encourage the spreading of false news through:
- Disinformation: Information that is false and created to harm a person, social group, organisation, or country.
- Misinformation: Information that is false but not intentionally created to harm anyone.
- Mal-information: Information that, while based on reality, is used to purposefully inflict harm on a person, social group, organisation, or country.
Newsweekng.com News must never knowingly attempt to mislead the reader through the use of phrasing that is ambiguous or open to interpretation.
We need to differentiate between fact and rumour, taking care to attribute all material to their respective sources to enable unbiased scrutiny at all levels.
Unnamed Sources Policy
- Where possible, Newsweekng.com News will always include the name of sources for the information we publish.
- Newsweekng.com News will provide attribution through names, links, and other means to inform the reader about the source of information used in an article.
- While Newsweekng.com News prefers not to use confidential sources, we may still use them where the information is deemed credible, and important to the readers and where it may negatively impact the livelihood of the source.
- Editors will protect the identity of confidential sources.
- Editors will also adhere to the law related to the legal rights of the editor (reporter) and the confidential source.
- Where exclusive news has been aggregated, a link to the primary source of information will be placed in the article.
When an error occurs on Newsweekng.com News, the editorial team will fix it as soon as possible.
Depending on the severity of the error, the correction may consist of a simple edit to the story or an editor’s note explaining the error.
Newsweekng.com News reserves the right to remove an article if the subject matter is found to be incorrect.
Actionable Feedback Policy
Newsweekng.com. ..News is willing to admit mistakes when they occur, and we strive to learn from them.
If you have a suggestion, criticism, complaint, or compliment for Newsweekng.com News, please contact us at [email protected] and we will respond within 30 minutes.
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