Fact-Checking Policy


Journalism based on facts…

We value our readers and believe journalism is a key pillar of checks and balances in any functioning society. As such, we are committed to being accurate, clear, and precise with the content published on our platform, including any content that appears in our articles, our social media posts, our URLs, and our headlines.  

Our team members understand that their stories – including each word they write and statement they report on – can have significant impact and as such they must act responsibly with the power and influence they have.

Report Afrique’s team is required to verify all information they gather for an article by going through multiple steps. These steps include cross-checking any identifiable information (names, identities, locations), eye-witness statements, and any other statements or accounts made in relation to a story. Each team member conducts their own fact-checking in relation to the above, guided by internal policies and the Ethics Policy.

When it has been deemed necessary in certain circumstances, Report Afrique will also use fact-checkers.

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