Ethics Policy

At i5kannada.com, we are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in our journalistic practices. As a news website publishing from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, we recognize the significant role the media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating information. Our Ethics Policy outlines the principles and guidelines that govern our reporting and editorial processes, ensuring accuracy, fairness, transparency, and accountability in our news coverage.

1. Accuracy and Verification:

  • We strive to report accurate and factual information. Our journalists verify and cross-check all facts before publishing any news article.
  • In case of errors or inaccuracies, we promptly correct them and provide transparent updates to our readers.

2. Objectivity and Impartiality:

  • We are committed to presenting news stories in an unbiased and impartial manner.
  • Personal opinions and biases of our journalists will not influence our reporting.

3. Independence and Editorial Freedom:

  • Our newsroom operates independently, and we do not accept any influence from external parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or political entities.
  • Editorial decisions are solely based on the importance, relevance, and accuracy of the news.

4. Sources and Attribution:

  • We attribute all information to reliable and credible sources. When necessary, we protect the anonymity of our sources to maintain their safety and integrity.
  • We clearly identify and differentiate between news, analysis, opinion, and sponsored content.

5. Plagiarism and Copyright:

  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited in our newsroom. We give proper credit to original sources and seek permission when necessary.
  • We respect copyright laws and ensure that any multimedia content used is properly licensed or falls under fair use.

6. Sensitivity and Privacy:

  • We treat individuals’ privacy with utmost respect. We avoid publishing personal information without consent, unless it is in the public interest or legally required.
  • We are sensitive to cultural and social diversities, avoiding content that may offend or harm particular groups.

7. Corrections and Clarifications:

  • If we make any errors or misrepresentations in our reporting, we correct them promptly and publish clarifications when required.
  • Readers can report concerns about any content by contacting our team at i5kannadateam@gmail.com.

8. Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

  • Our journalists and staff disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their reporting.
  • We avoid situations where personal interests may compromise the integrity of our news coverage.

9. Community Engagement:

  • We value feedback from our readers and engage with them in a respectful and responsive manner.
  • We encourage open dialogue, and our readers can expect transparency in our responses to their concerns.

10. Editorial Discretion:

  • We reserve the right to make editorial decisions, including story selection and headlines, guided by journalistic standards and principles.

By adhering to these ethical principles, we aim to maintain the trust of our readers and uphold the integrity of i5kannada.com as a reliable source of news and information. Our Ethics Policy is subject to periodic review and updates to ensure its relevance and alignment with evolving journalistic practices.