Fact Checking Policy

Our Assignment Media Staff (Verificatio) at Belt & Road News Network (BRN) are committed to promoting excellence in fact-checking. BRN believes in accurate & transparent fact-checking, which is a powerful instrument for accountability of journalism; conversely, unsourced or biased fact-checking and can increase distrust in the media and spread of Fake News.

The code of principles that BRN regularly publishes, reports on the accuracy of statements by public figures, major institutions, and other widely circulated claims of interest to global society. Which is the result of practicing principles to their everyday work.

  1. COMMITMENT TO NONPARTISANSHIP & FAIRNESS
    BRN fact-checks claims using the same standard for every fact check. BRN does not concentrate its fact-checking on any one ́s side. It follows the same process for every fact check & let the evidence dictate its conclusions. BRN does not advocate or take policy positions on the issues it fact-checks.
  2. COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY OF SOURCES
    BRN wants its readers to be able to verify its findings themselves. It provides all sources in enough detail that readers can replicate our work, except as in cases where source’s personal security could be compromised, in such cases, BRN provides as much detail as possible.
  3. COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY OF METHODOLOGY
    BRN explains the methodology it uses to select, research, write, edit, publish and correct its fact checks. BRN encourages readers to send us claims to fact-check & are transparent on why and how it fact-checks.
  4. COMMITMENT TO OPEN & HONEST CORRECTIONS
    BRN publishes its corrections policy and scrupulously observes it. BRN corrects clearly & transparently in line with its corrections policy, seeking as far as possible to ensure our readers see the corrected version.
  5. COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY OF FUNDING & ORGANISATION
    We at BRN are transparent about our funding sources. If BRN accepts funding from other organisations, it ensures that funders have no influence over its conclusions reached in its articles, reports or any other content it produces. BRN details of all key figures professional background in our organisation & explains its organisational structure and legal status. BRN clearly indicates a way for its readers to communicate.