1. Accuracy and Credibility:
- We are committed to providing accurate and credible information to our readers. Our primary goal is to report news stories with integrity and honesty.
- Our journalists will diligently verify facts and sources before publishing any news articles, striving to eliminate errors and misrepresentations.
2. Independence and Objectivity:
- Our reporting is independent and impartial. We do not allow personal biases, political affiliations, or outside influences to sway our news coverage.
- Our journalists will present multiple perspectives and opinions when relevant, allowing readers to form their own judgments.
- We value transparency in our reporting. Our sources will be clearly cited, and any potential conflicts of interest will be disclosed.
- Corrections to inaccuracies or errors in our reporting will be promptly acknowledged and corrected.
4. Privacy and Sensitivity:
- We respect the privacy and dignity of individuals mentioned in our news stories. We will avoid publishing sensitive or private information without a compelling public interest.
- We will exercise caution when reporting on topics that could cause harm, distress, or sensationalism to individuals or communities.
5. Editorial Independence:
- Our editorial decisions are made based on news value, relevance, and public interest. We do not allow advertisers, sponsors, or external entities to influence our content.
- Advertisements and sponsored content will be clearly labeled to distinguish them from our editorial content.
6. Avoiding Plagiarism:
- We uphold the principles of intellectual property rights and will not engage in plagiarism. Our journalists will properly attribute and credit sources when using their work.
7. Diversity and Inclusivity:
- We are committed to representing a diverse range of voices and perspectives in our reporting. We will strive to include minority and marginalized groups in our news coverage.
- Hate speech, discriminatory language, or biased reporting will not be tolerated.
8. Avoiding Clickbait and Sensationalism:
- We prioritize delivering news that is valuable and informative. We will not resort to clickbait headlines, exaggerated claims, or sensationalism to attract readers.
9. Social Responsibility:
- We understand our role in shaping public opinion. We will report on social and environmental issues responsibly, aiming to inspire positive change and awareness.
10. Continuous Improvement:
- We are committed to continuous learning and improvement. We encourage constructive feedback from our readers and peers to enhance the quality and integrity of our reporting.
Adhering to this Code of Ethics, Neherald.com News Website strives to maintain its reputation as a trustworthy and reliable source of news information, serving the interests of the public and upholding the principles of journalistic integrity.