Applicant: Pavel Bannikov
Assessor: Askhat Yerkimbay
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
IFCN Staff wrote:
Conclusion and recommendations
Askhat Yerkimbay wrote:
Factcheck.kz was launched in 2017 by the International Media Center “Media Net” and operates in Kazakh and Russian, by translating some articles into English.
As a first Central Asian fact-checking resource it raised the fact-checking standards in the region and published an impressive number of meaningful content.
Although the resource delivers content in two languages, there is no significant difference between content and usage of fact-checking tools. The website and social media accounts of the project presents the primary information on the front pages in both languages.
Due to the media regulation in the country, the editorial names are not explicitly listed, but all materials have verified authors. The project has clear statements that have been funded by the International organisation and public-correction policy.
The project meets the IFCN requirements and ready to be accepted.