Editorial Independence

Values Statement on Editorial Independence

[PYGMALION] is committed to upholding the highest standards of editorial independence in its journalistic endeavors. We firmly believe that accurate, unbiased, and independent journalism is essential for fostering an informed and engaged society. Our values reflect our dedication to providing credible, fact-based news and analysis without undue influence. Key principles guiding our editorial independence include:

  1. Truth and Accuracy:
  • We are dedicated to reporting the truth and ensuring the accuracy of information in all our content.
  1. Impartiality and Fairness:
  • Our editorial decisions are guided by the principles of impartiality and fairness, providing a platform for diverse perspectives.
  1. Independence from Ownership:
  • We maintain a clear separation between editorial functions and ownership/management interests, ensuring that editorial decisions are free from undue influence.
  1. Diverse Voices:
  • We are committed to amplifying diverse voices and perspectives, reflecting the richness of opinions within our society.
  1. Journalistic Integrity:
  • Our journalists adhere to the highest standards of journalistic integrity, conducting thorough research, fact-checking, and verification in their reporting.
  1. Transparency:
  • We prioritize transparency in our editorial processes, from source attribution to decision-making, fostering trust among our audience.
  1. Accountability:
  • We acknowledge and correct errors promptly, holding ourselves accountable to our audience for the content we produce.
  1. Conflict of Interest Management:
  • We have robust policies to identify and manage conflicts of interest, and we disclose any potential conflicts to our audience when necessary.
  1. Whistleblower Protection:
  • We are committed to protecting whistleblowers within our organization who may identify attempts to compromise our editorial independence.
  1. Legal Protections:
  • We are aware of and assert our legal protections for journalistic freedom and freedom of speech, defending our editorial decisions when necessary.
  1. Public Commitment:
  • We publicly commit to upholding editorial independence through statements on our website, in promotional materials, and during public engagements.

At [PYGMALION], our values on editorial independence guide every aspect of our work. We strive to be a trusted source of information, contributing to an informed and democratic society.

Adopted at a meeting of the Management Board of the „Pygmalion“ Foundation on 14.12.2023