Applicant: Harry Sufehmi
Assessor: Shita Laksmi
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
IFCN Staff wrote:
Edits made by the organization following this assessment
Action details :
1/ Point 4b : Biography of our Fact-checkers :
2/ Point 4c : Easy way to contact us with comments or complaints :
3/ Point 5b : Revising the "report hoax" form =
4/ Point 6a : Open & honest correction policy =
From the assessor:
Mafindo has revised the items I recommended, especially in point a and b. The financial report is published online and can be accessed by anyone but not in the form that easy to understand by public.
I would recommend Mafindo be granted as part of Fact Checking Network and directly after receiving the title, Mafindo should make an effort to make the financial report to be easily understood by public. It does not mean to have a real time financial report, it can be yearly/ twice per year as long as it is easily understood (e.g. concise, clear and plain language).
Conclusion and recommendations
Shita Laksmi wrote:
Mafindo is registered as an organization with one main aim to fight dissemination of hoax in Indonesia. Mafindo is a hoax buster initiative from regular citizens in Indonesia. Mafindo is using facebook and other social media as its avenues to combat hoax. In my point of view, this is a strategic choice as Indonesian citizens are active users of those platforms. In all published articles, Mafindo is using easy to track format that made it friendlier for people to read.
Reviewing Mafindo continues activities in with its code of ethics being maintained and its methodology in providing information to fight against hoax in turnbackhoax.id, my recommendation is a yes with several areas to be improved. Overall, Mafindo is compliant with the principles and can be accepted.
There are several issues need to be improved and these are not major. The issues I recommend are related to:
- Transparency in writers with biography attached beyond their facebook profile
- Complaint procedure and correction policy should be put in the web more explicitly
- Financial reports of the organization are available but need to be published in more informative way.