For any journalistic platform, trust of its audience is the most important aspect.
Trust can only be gained and sustained on the basis of accurate, fair and balanced reporting.
It is essential that We remain committed to attaining due accuracy in all Our content to the extent possible.
Our understanding of ‘due accuracy’ is that accuracy is not just of the requisite standard but also satisfactory in essence. Factors such as subject and nature of the information being provided, the expectations of the audience etc. are also taken into consideration by Us in pursuit of due accuracy.
We strive to give most accurate account which is corroborated by the direct stakeholders of the news in every single news report. We investigate claims with skepticism, question assumptions, and challenge conventional wisdom. We acknowledge areas of uncertainty, which will always exist despite Our best efforts to resolve them.
However, the stringency required to fact-check the information on soft and hard stories differ.
Chanakya News Reporters must be precise with their words, headlines, and URLs. They must understand that words have power and act responsibly. In doing so, reporters must verify the information they gather. This includes identifying information such as names and positions, but also includes factual statements and accounts. Reporters conduct their own fact checking using their own judgment guided by the ethics policy. Chanakya News will use fact checkers in certain circumstances it deems warranted.