Fact-Checking Policy

At ASHENEWS, we follow the international best practices of the code of principles in fact-checking claims and statements made by public figures, organizations and individuals before coming to conclusions in our reports in order to get accurate information.

We are guided by the standard rules of Poynter.

A Commitment To Nonpartisanship And Fairness

We fact-check claims using the same standard on every information and what we finally gather dictate our conclusions. We do not advocate or take policy positions on the issues we fact-check.

A Commitment To Transparency Of Sources

We want our readers to be able to verify our findings themselves. We provide all sources in enough detail that readers can replicate our work, except in cases where a source’s personal security could be compromised. In such cases, we provide as much detail as possible.

A Commitment To Transparency Of Funding & Organization

We are transparent about our funding sources. If we accept funding from other organizations, we ensure that funders have no influence over the conclusions we reach in our reports. We detail the professional background of all key figures in our organization and explain our organizational structure and legal status. We clearly indicate a way for readers to communicate with us.

A Commitment To Open And Honest Corrections

We publish our corrections policy and follow it scrupulously. We correct clearly and transparently in line with our corrections policy, seeking so far as possible to ensure that readers see the corrected version.