Applicant: Rasa Nedeljkov
Assessor: Ivana Jeremic
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
IFCN Staff wrote:
The organization added an explanation about funding in its About Us section with a link to the most recent financial report.
Conclusion and recommendations
Ivana Jeremic wrote:
An overall look at the evidences Istinomer has sent, gives me the impression that they’re fulfilling most of the criteria. They publish reports according to the Code of Ethics of Serbian journalists and their methodology is quite simple and well explained. When it comes to the transparency of their funding, it can and it should be improved in a way that is clear which Istinomer projects are funded by a certain donor for what period of time and should include other relevant information. This way it’s hard to separate Istinomer donors from CRTA’s donors which have different activities. Istinomer has a fair reputation in Serbia and is well known as a first fact-checking center of that kind in the region. For most of the criteria I left comments of what can be improved if necessary.