Faktograf.hr

Organization: Faktograf.hr
Applicant: Petar Vidov
Assessor: Milica Šarić

Background

Faktograf is a trustworthy Croatian media outlet specialized in fact-checking.

Assessment Conclusion

Faktograf is an independent media outlet, covering topics of public interest.

on 18-Jan-2021 (9 months ago)

Milica Šarić assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Faktograf je nezavisan medij, sa profesionalnim timom posvećenih fekt-čekera.

Section 1: Eligibility to be a signatory

To be eligible to be a signatory, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 1.1 The applicant is a legally registered organization, or a distinct team or unit within a legally registered organization, and details of this are easily found on its website.
  • 1.2 The team, unit or organization is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking.
  • 1.3 The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application. For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track. Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.
  • 1.4 On average, at least 75% of the applicant’s fact checks focus on claims related to issues that, in the view of the IFCN, relate to or could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public or society.
  • 1.5 The applicant’s editorial output is not, in the view of the IFCN, controlled by the state, a political party or politician.
  • 1.6 If the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, it provides a statement on its site setting out to the satisfaction of the IFCN, how it ensures its funders do not influence the findings of its reports.

Criteria 1.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain where on your website you set out information about your organization’s legal status and how this complies with criteria. Attach a link to the relevant page of your website.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Faktograf is a nonprofit outlet specializing in fact-checking. Faktograf is published by Gong, a nonpartisan civil society organization from Croatia. Faktograf is legally registered as an electronic non profit media with the Croatian Agency for Electronic Media (AEM registry added as attachment). All this is stated on our website: https://faktograf.hr/metodologija/ 


                   
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Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago)

The applicant is a legally registered media that publishes fact-checking content.

Details of this are easily found on its website.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 1.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please answer the following questions – (see notes in Guidelines for Application on how to answer)

 1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?
 2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?
 3. What different activities does your organization carry out?
 4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Faktograf is legally registered as an electronic media with the Croatian Agency for Electronic Media (AEM registry added as attachment). Faktograf was created in 2015 as a joint project of Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) http://hnd.hr/eng/ and civil society organization Gong (http://gong.hr/en/), with the main purpose of fact-checking. HND was formerly registered as Faktograf's publisher, but this was later changed to Gong now being the sole publisher, due to the need for simpler coordination regarding project grants which are Faktograf's main source of funding.

Faktograf also debunks dis/misinformation in public space, and since April 2019 it has been part of Facebook's Third Party Fact Checking programme.

Faktograf.hr strives to be a relevant non-profit media space where political life in Croatia will be treated in the manner of professional and ethical journalism, deprived of the influence of various particular interests.

We got the idea for launching fact-checking media and adapted it to Croatian conditions from numerous world examples of similar independent internet sites (such as PolitiFact, and in the initial steps we were helped by colleagues from the regional fact-checking sites Istinomjer.ba and Istinomer.rs).

Faktograf’s team is composed of nine people; an Editor in Chief, Deputy Editor, Executive editor, Communications Editor, three journalists, a project manager and a senior managing advisor. External experts and journalists are contracted on a regular basis to cover different topics of importance and public interest.

Faktograf is fact-checking the statements of Croatian politicians’ and top officials. Faktograf is also debunking mis/disinformation on social media. 

In the coming year, Faktograf aims to expand its work by publishing a newsletter to better engage our audience and introduce video content.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant was set up for the purpose of fact-checking, which is still its main focus.


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 1.3
Proof you meet criteria
- The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application.
- For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track.
- Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Faktograf has been continuously publishing fact-checks here: https://faktograf.hr/ocjena-tocnosti/ and debunks here: https://faktograf.hr/razotkriveno/

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant has published an average of 9.5 fact checks a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application, which is over the obligatory average number.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 1.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous three months. No additional information required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Based on the analysis of the relevant sample of the applicant's work, over 75% of the applicant’s fact checks focus on claims related to issues that can have an impact on the well-being of individuals, the general public and society. Most of analysed fact-checks were about misinformation around COVID-19, the most important topic in 2020.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 1.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain any commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship your organization has to the state, politicians or political parties in the country or countries you cover. Also explain funding or support received from foreign as well as local state or political actors over the previous financial year.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

As a non profit fact-checking outlet, Faktograf is funded via publicly available Calls for Proposals. The launch of Faktograf was financially supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the TechSoup Foundation, and the United States Department of State. The Faktograf project was partially funded with the support of the US Embassy in Zagreb.

Faktograf's work was funded through projects won in competitions of NED, Google's The Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund (through the Mosaic Connection project), the Croatian Electronic Media Agency, the European Union through the Europe for Citizens program and through Facebook's Third Party Fact-Checker program.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant’s editorial output does not seem to be controlled by the state, a political party or politician in any way.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 1.6
Proof you meet criteria
If you confirmed the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, provide a link to where on your website you set out how you ensure the editorial independence of your work.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
https://faktograf.hr/metodologija/                            
Faktograf.hr
11-Jan-2021 (9 months ago)

Statement on the website was updated to reflect none of Faktograf's funders influence its reports: https://faktograf.hr/metodologija/

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant received funding from several local and foreign state sources. It provides a statement on its site ensuring one of its funders (State department) does not influence its reports.

However, to avoid any doubts that may occur among readers, the applicant should provide a statement on its site ensuring none of its funders influence its reports.


cancel 1.6 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
18-Jan-2021 (9 months ago)

The applicant received funding from several local and foreign state sources and provides a statement on its site ensuring none of the funders influence its reports.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Section 2: A commitment to Non-partisanship and Fairness

To be compliant on nonpartisanship and fairness, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 2.1 The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim.
  • 2.2 The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, considers the reach and importance of claims it selects to check and publishes a short statement on its website to set out how it selects claims to check.
  • 2.3 The applicant discloses in its fact checks relevant interests of the sources it quotes where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. It also discloses in its fact checks any commercial or other such relationships it has that a member of the public might reasonably conclude could influence the findings of the fact check.
  • 2.4 The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues save for transparency and accuracy in public debate.
  • 2.5 The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site. Save for the issues of accuracy and transparency, the applicant’s staff do not get involved in advocacy or publicise their views on policy issues the organization might fact check in such a way as might lead a reasonable member of the public to see the organization’s work as biased.

Criteria 2.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please share links to 10 fact checks published over the past year that you believe demonstrate your non-partisanship.
Please briefly explain how the fact checks selected show that (I) you use the same high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, (II) follow the same essential process for every fact check and (III) let the evidence dictate your conclusions.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant uses the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim. All analysed fact-checks contain credible sources used to check a claim.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 2.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you explain how you select claims to check, explaining how you ensure you do not unduly concentrate your fact-checking on any one side, and how you consider the reach and importance of the claims you select to check.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant selects topics of public interest, which is clearly stated on its website. It is also clearly stated which sources are used to check claims.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 2.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant discloses sources of evidence of important claims within fact-checks. It does so by using full name of person or media outlet, its role in the matter with links attached when possible, so readers can conclude or further research possible influence on the claims made.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 2.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant is not affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues save for transparency and accuracy in public debate.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 2.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you publish a statement setting out your policy on non-partisanship for staff and how it ensures the organization meets this criteria.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Faktograf.hr
11-Jan-2021 (9 months ago)

Statement on the website was updated to reflect Faktograf's policy on non-partisanship for staff:

https://faktograf.hr/impressum/

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant set out its policy regarding some of its funders not influencing its reports (See 1.6), and on its website states it is deprived of the influence of various particular interests.

However, the applicant should state more clearly its policy on non-partisanship for staff, especially since it does state the findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in fact-checks belong to the authors.


cancel 2.5 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
18-Jan-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant made clear its funders do not influence its reports, it is deprived of the influence of various particular interests, and published its policy on non-partisanship for staff.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Section 3: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Sources

To be compliant on sources, applicants must meet these four criteria

  • 3.1 The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, providing relevant links where the source is available online, in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish. In cases where identifying the source would compromise the source’s personal security, the applicant provides as much detail as compatible with the source’s safety.
  • 3.2 The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available. Where suitable primary sources are not available, the applicant explains the use of a secondary source.
  • 3.3 The applicant checks all key elements of claims against more than one named source of evidence save where the one source is the only source relevant on the topic.
  • 3.4 The applicant identifies in its fact checks the relevant interests of the sources it uses where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.

Criteria 3.1
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant identifies sources of all significant evidence used in their fact-checks, providing relevant links where possible. The applicant does not use anonymous sources in its work.


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 3.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 3.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Based on a relevant sample of the applicant's work, the applicant does check all key claims in its fact-checks against more than one named source of evidence unless there is only one source relevant on the topic.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 3.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant discloses sources of evidence of important claims within fact-checks. It does so by using full name of person or media outlet, its role in the matter with links attached when possible, so readers can conclude or further research possible influence on the claims made.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Section 4: A commitment to Transparency of Funding & Organization

To be compliant on funding and organization, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 4.1 Applicants that are independent organizations have a page on their website detailing each source of funding accounting for 5% or more of total revenue for its previous financial year. This page also sets out the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
  • 4.2 Applicants that are the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization make a statement on ownership.
  • 4.3 A statement on the applicant’s website sets out the applicant’s organizational structure and makes clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.
  • 4.4 A page on the applicant’s website details the professional biography of all those who, according to the organizational structure and play a significant part in its editorial output.
  • 4.5 The applicant provides easy means on its website and/or via social media for users to communicate with the editorial team.

Criteria 4.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please confirm whether you are an ‘independent organization’
or ‘the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization’ and share proof of this organizational status.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Faktograf is a fact checking unit within a parent organization:

https://faktograf.hr/metodologija/

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant is a legally registered non-profit media (a fact-checking unit) with a parent organization which is clearly stated on its website.

It also published each source of funding for its previous financial years (2015-2019).


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 4.2
Proof you meet criteria
If your organization is an “independent organization”, please share a link to the page on your website where you detail your funding and indicate the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
If your organization is “the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization”, please share a link to the statement on your website about your ownership.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant states on its website its current publisher, and also previous publishers.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 4.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out your organizational structure, making clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago)
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

A page on the applicant’s website sets out the applicant’s organizational structure and makes clear by whom editorial control is exercised.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 4.4
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out the professional biographies of those who play a significant part in your organization’s editorial output.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

A page on the applicant’s website details the professional biography of all those who, according to the organizational structure, play a significant part in its editorial output.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 4.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you encourage users to communicate with your editorial team.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

https://faktograf.hr/kontakt/

An invitation for our users to contact us is also added at the bottom of every article we publish.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant provides easy means on its website for users to communicate with the editorial team. It has link to the contact page in the website's footer and also at the bottom of each fact-check there are its main email address and links to Twitter and Facebook profiles.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Section 5: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Methodology

To be compliant on methodology, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 5.1 The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.
  • 5.2 The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the claims, and where possible explains the reason for choosing the claim to check.
  • 5.3 The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it.
  • 5.4 The applicant in its fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim.
  • 5.5 The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence, noting that (I) this is often not possible with online claims, (II) if the person who makes the claim fails to reply in a timely way this should not impede the fact check, (III) if a speaker adds caveats to the claim, the fact-checker should be free to continue with checking the original claim, (IV) fact-checkers may not wish to contact the person who made the claim for safety or other legitimate reasons.
  • 5.6 The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable.

Criteria 5.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to the statement on your website that explains the methodology you use to select, research, write and publish your fact checks.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research and publish its fact-checks.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 5.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the importance of the claims, with focus on topics relevant to people's health and elections.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 5.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant sets out in its fact-checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it. In analysed fact-checks, the applicant draws a conclusion on the claim being checked or topic being researched.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 5.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant uses the same high standards for all evidence, regardless of who made the claim.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 5.5
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Based on a relevant sample analysed, the applicant in its fact-checks mostly uses evidence available online. When needed, the applicant contacts (or tries to contact) those who made the claims.


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 5.6
Proof you meet criteria
Please describe how you encourage users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable. Include links where appropriate. If you do not allow this, explain why.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago)

We encourage our readers to contact us on our social network channels and via our website. In our methodology we make it clear what sort of content we fact check, and also name reader inquiries as one of our priorities.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Within the contact page (link available in the website's footer) readers can find telephone number, the applicant's main email address and links to Twitter and Facebook profiles, all of which can be used to send in claims to check. Similar contact details are available at the bottom of each fact-check.

The methodology i.e. how the applicant chooses which claims to check, is also available on the website.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Section 6: A commitment to an Open & Honest Corrections Policy

To be compliant on corrections policy, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 6.1 The applicant has a corrections or complaints policy that is easily visible and accessible on the organization’s website or frequently referenced in broadcasts.
  • 6.2 The policy sets out clear definitions of what it does and does not cover, how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled, and the fact that some complaints may justify no response. This policy is adhered to scrupulously.
  • 6.3 Where credible evidence is provided that the applicant has made a mistake worthy of correction, the applicant makes a correction openly and transparently, seeking as far as possible to ensure that users of the original see the correction and the corrected version.
  • 6.4 The applicant, if an existing signatory, should either on its corrections/complaints page or on the page where it declares itself an IFCN signatory inform users that if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN, with a link to the IFCN site.
  • 6.5 If the applicant is the fact-checking unit of a media company, it is a requirement of signatory status that the parent media company has and adheres to an open and honest corrections policy.

Criteria 6.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to where you publish on your website your corrections or complaints policy. If you are primarily a broadcaster, please provide evidence you frequently reference your corrections policy in broadcasts.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Faktograf.hr
11-Jan-2021 (9 months ago)

The broken link leading to our Corrections Policy has been fixed in Faktograf's contact page: https://faktograf.hr/kontakt/

Here is the link to Faktograf's Corrections Policy: https://faktograf.hr/ispravci-nadopune/

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In an easily accessible page, the applicant made it clear how it can be reached in case a reader believes some statement is factually incorrect or there is a lack information in a fact-check.

Beside that page, same information can be found on the contact page (https://faktograf.hr/kontakt/): "in case a reader wishes to send a request for correction or amendment of information, consult the Faktograf Correction Policy." It is commendable that the applicant made it possible for readers to react through contact page as well, but the link to "Politiku ispravaka" (Correction Policy) doesn't work, which should be corrected.


As for corrections related to Facebook's Third-Party Fact-Checking Program, there is a separate explanation of how to report a problem (it can be found within the applicant's website, under "frequently asked questions").


cancel 6.1 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
18-Jan-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In the easily accessible pages, the applicant made it clear how it can be reached in case a reader believes some statement is factually incorrect or there is a lack information in a fact-check.

As for corrections related to Facebook's Third-Party Fact-Checking Program, there is a separate explanation of how to report a problem (it can be found within the applicant's website, under "frequently asked questions").


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 6.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the corrections policy to verify it meets critera. No additional information needed.

Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In an easily accessible page, the applicant explained the procedure in case a mistake was made. It is obvious how and in which cases the applicant will publish correction or amendments to fact-checks.

It is also clearly stated that the applicant will respond to all e-mails that contain explained requests for correction or addition, supported by relevant sources.


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 6.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a short statement about how the policy was adhered to over the previous year (or six months if this is the first application) including evidence of two examples of the responses provided by the applicant to a correction request over the previous year. Where no correction request has been made in the previous year, you must state this in your application, which will be publicly available in the assessment if your application is successful.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

We invite our readers to contact us should they notice a need for corrections (here: https://faktograf.hr/ispravci-nadopune/ and here: https://faktograf.hr/cesto-postavljana-pitanja/).

Here is an example of an article which was corrected after we were warned of a mistake: https://faktograf.hr/2020/06/23/fotografija-ss-oficir-george-soros/

We also stipulate how corrections are made under Croatian Media Act (here: https://faktograf.hr/impressum/). This is an example of a politicians' request for correction in accordance with the Croatian Media Act: https://faktograf.hr/2020/08/04/sdp-ova-romana-nikolic-ne-moze-me-se-pozivati-na-odgovornost-zbog-presude-jer-je-nastupila-rehabilitacija/



Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Based on examples given, the applicant made a correction and published a rebuttal in an open and transparent way.


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 6.4
Proof you meet criteria
If you are an existing signatory, please provide a link to show where on your site you inform users that if they believe you are violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN of this, with a link to the complaints page on the IFCN site.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

On its corrections page, the applicant informs readers that if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN, with a link to the IFCN site.


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

Criteria 6.5
Proof you meet criteria
If you are the fact-checking unit of a media company, please provide a link to the parent media company’s honest and open corrections policy and provide evidence that it adheres to this.

Faktograf.hr
04-Dec-2020 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

N/A.