TRUTH NEWS EDITORIAL POLICY
Independence is the foundation of Truth News. We are committed to achieving the highest standards of impartiality and strive to avoid knowingly and materially misleading our readers.
Truth and Accuracy
We seek to establish the truth of what has happened and are committed to achieving due accuracy in all our output. Accuracy is not simply a matter of getting facts right; when necessary, we will weigh relevant facts and information to get at the truth.
Our output, as appropriate to its subject and nature, will be well sourced, based on sound evidence, thoroughly tested and presented in clear, precise language. We will strive to be honest and open about what we do not know and avoid unfounded speculation.
We will apply due impartiality to all our subject matter and will reflect a breadth and diversity of opinion across our output as a whole, over an appropriate period, so that no significant strand of thought is knowingly un-reflected or under-represented. We will be fair and open-minded when examining evidence and weighing material facts.
Truth News is independent of outside interests and arrangements that could undermine our editorial integrity. Our readers should be confident that our decisions are not influenced by outside interests, political or commercial pressures, or any personal interests.
Conflict of Interest
Truth News will disclose conflicts of interest that affect, or could be seen to affect, the accuracy, fairness or independence of our journalism. We will not improperly use a journalistic position for personal gain.
We seek to report stories of significance to our readers. We will be rigorous in establishing the truth of the story and well informed when explaining it. Our specialist expertise will bring authority and analysis to the complex world in which we live.
We shall ask searching questions of those who hold public office and others who are accountable, and provide a comprehensive forum for public debate.
Revisions and Editing
All contributions are subject to editing for space, clarity and conformity with Truth News’ house style. The editors reserve the right, when necessary, to request revisions or to incorporate revisions directly.
Editors of Truth News reserves the right to make final decision to publish or not to publish.
Our output will be based on fairness, openness, honesty and straight dealing. Contributors and audiences will be treated with respect.
We will respect privacy and will not infringe it without good reason. Private behaviour, information, correspondence and conversation will not be brought into the public domain unless there is a public interest that outweighs the expectation of privacy.
We are accountable to our readers and will deal fairly and openly with them. Their continuing trust in Truth news is a crucial part of our relationship with them. We will be open in acknowledging mistakes when they are made and encourage a culture of willingness to learn from them.
No Gift Policy
We adhere to a strict ‘no gift’ policy. Should we receive a gift worth more than RM10 in the course of our work, we must immediately declare it to the office. These gifts will then be auctioned off at a Truth News event and all proceeds donated to a charitable organisation.