Raskrikavanje

Organization: MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
Applicant: Snezana Petijevic
Assessor: Milica Šarić

Background

Raskrikavanje is a distinct unit of the investigative portal KRIK. It is dedicated to fighting against media disinformation, and the aim is to contribute to objective and truthful information for the public in Serbia.

Assessment Conclusion

The applicant deserves a place among the signatories of the IFCN. The applicant informs the citizens of Serbia about important topics in an objective and high-quality manner, holding the media to account.

on 15-Jul-2022 (4 months ago)

Milica Šarić assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Raskrikavanje zaslužuje mesto među potpisnicima IFCN-a. Raskrikavanje na objektivan i kvalitetan način informiše građane Srbije o važnim temama, doprinosi medijskoj pismenosti i poziva medije na odgovornost za objavljenu reč.

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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

Portal RasKRIKavanje is distinct fact-checking project of a recognized media outlet (investigative portal KRIK) from Serbia.

Detailed description can be found on following link: https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html

Please also find attached KRIK’s official registration documents.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf KRIK - Registration... (477 KB)
Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant is a distinct team / unit within a legally registered organization. Information about this is 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?

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

When and why was your fact checking operation started?

In December 2017 investigative portal KRIK has opened a new chapter in its work, but also on Serbian media scene, since back then KRIK team has launched the first portal in Serbia solely dedicated to debunking false news and called it RasKRIKavanje. (In Serbian language RASKRI(N)KAVANJE means „revealing”, “unmasking” or “debunking” in this context.) Our main goal was tracking and discovering the most significant disinformation and false news published in Serbian media, because we recognized how severe were the false narratives with which the mainstream media were poisoning the citizens. It is important to mention that from the very start RasKRIKavanje had its “twin” partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina – it is portal Raskrinkavanje.ba founded by organization “Zasto Ne” (Why Not). During 2017, KRIK and “Zasto Ne” have simultaneously created their sub-portals, since they have jointly formed fact-checking-based methodology of work and this cooperation later led to creating SEE Check, a regional network of portals fighting against fake news.

How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?

KRIK team currently has 14 team members, out of which we have four persons working directly for our fact-checking project RasKRIKavanje. At the moment RasKRIKavanje has its editor (Vesna Radojevic), two journalists/ fact-checkers (Marija Vučić and Milica Ljubičić) and one project assistant (Snezana Petijevic).

What different activities does your organization carry on?

KRIK is non-governmental organization and nonprofit investigative media outlet, our core mission is to investigate and report about state corruption and organized crime in Serbia and to create journalistic databases for Serbian citizens. On the other hand, apart from fact-checking and debunking false news, RasKRIKavanje also investigates main problems of Serbian media scene, as well as reports about state funding of the media.

What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

Our goals for the coming year are to continue to be one of the most important sources of fact-checked and debunked news in Serbia, to grow our social media community and increase the number of citizens we manage to reach with verified information by producing additional video debunks. Needless to say, we also plan to stay compliant with IFCN principles and hopefully become one of the signatories of Code of Principles.

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The team / unit is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

RasKRIKavanje has published 59 fact checks (debunked articles) during the previous six months (since the beginning of September 2021 until March 10th 2022) and on average we have been publishing two or three fact-checks a week (since our monthly average for that period is 9 debunks per month). Please see all our fact checks here (listed in reverse chronology): https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/raskrinkano.php

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant has published an average of 2.2 fact-checks a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

All applicant’s fact-checks focus on claims related to issues that, in the view of the IFCN, could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public, and society.

The applicant has debunked media coverage of the war, coronavirus, and other health-related issues. Apart from fact-checking and debunking false news, the applicant also investigates problems in the Serbian media scene, as well as reports about state funding of the media.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

KRIK and RasKRIKavanje do not have any commercial, financial, or institutional relation with the state, with any politician or political party in Serbia or in any other country. In order to maintain impartial position and objective reporting, KRIK has never applied or asked for grants from Serbian government, or funds from local municipalities in Serbia nor any other aid from state institutions, and we do not have intention to apply in the future.

KRIK is a nonprofit media outlet, we are financed by project-based grants (donations) from respectful international organizations and by donations from the citizens (https://www.krik.rs/podrzi-nas/). All our international donors are transparently listed on our website, as well as description of our editorial independence, please see the link: https://www.krik.rs/o-nama/  And as mentioned, significant part of our annual budget is also provided from crowdfunding - individual donations from our readers, many of them publicly post about their support to KRIK, which can be seen by following hashtag #PodrziKRIK on Twitter(https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PodrziKrik&src=typeahead_click&f=live). 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant’s editorial output is not, in the view of the IFCN, controlled by the state, a political party, or a politician.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
13-Jul-2022 (4 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The statement of editorial independence is available on following link - (https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html ; section DONATORI) 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The organization receives funding from a foreign state, so it should provide 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.


cancel 1.6 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
14-Jul-2022 (4 months ago)

The organization receives funding from foreign states, thus it provides a statement on its site setting out to the satisfaction of the IFCN, that it ensures its funders do not influence the findings of its reports i.e. its editorial policy.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The following links lead to ten selected articles, which demonstrate our non-partisanship. Firstly, you will see that we have been using the same process and same high standards of evidence in all articles, and secondly it is clear that our portal has been objectively debunking false news about Serbian opposition and as well as about the government and all other significant figures and institutions, national and foreign.

These are the examples of fact checks where our reporters have debunked false news that were originally launched by Serbian opposition leaders:

1. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Na-referendumu-u-Lajkovcu-NIJE-glasalo-45-ljudi-u-minutu-poslednjih-sat-vremena-950 

2. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Nije-tacno-da-Italija-ima-manje-umrlih-nego-prethodnih-godina-643

Next, please see the examples of debunked disinformation (negative news) that were spread about ruling politicians and the current Serbian government:

3. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Vucicev-lik-se-NIJE-ukazao-na-kuli-u-Beogradu-na-vodi-942

4. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Nije-istina-da-vecina-zaposlenih-u-Srbiji-radi-za-manje-od-250-evra-830

Due to the highly controlled and regime-oriented media scene in Serbia, more often we must reveal propaganda that tabloids are spreading about state officials, here are some examples:

5. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Srpski-telegraf-Stizu-dolari-za-lomljenje-Vucica-856

6. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Sud-dokazao-da-doktorat-Sinise-Malog-nije-plagijat-Laz-866

Lastly, here are several articles in which we were debunking false information published about other counties in the region and beyond:

7. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Crna-Gora-nije-proglasila-Srbe-genocidnim-narodom-864

8. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=EU-nije-zabranila-izvoz-vakcina-niti-preti-Srbiji--772

9. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Njujork-tajms-nije-najavio-da-Bajden-salje-50-000-vojnika-na-granicu-sa-Rusijom-955

10. https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Genijalni-ulazak-Rusa-u-Kijev-je-krsenje-Zenevske-konvencije-972 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgment for equivalent claims regardless of who made the 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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

RasKRIKavanje team has developed a unique methodology as a guide in selecting and fact-checking the suspicious news. We would like to point that our methodology is publicly available, and we have unique typology of classifying debunked news according to different criteria.

Our entire methodology of work can be found on our website here: https://raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html  or directly in English on the following link: https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/RaskrikavanjeMethodology.pdf 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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 statement on its website to set out how it selects claims to check.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

In the analyzed sample, there was no evident need for the applicant to disclose in its fact-checks interests of the sources it quotes. Also, there were no obvious commercial or similar relationships that could make a member of the public conclude it can influence the findings of the fact-check.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant is not an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, 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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Our statement on non-partisanship is a part of our publicly available methodology of work, so please find the statement here (pages 6 and 7): https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/RaskrikavanjeMethodology.pdf 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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 does not get involved in advocacy or publicize 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.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

Raskrikavanje’s fact-finding process is based on the use of credible sources and methods, and each article will have clearly identified sources and links to them. Among the sources to be used in the research, the following should be highlighted:

‐ Official data and statistics;

‐ Answers and data from official institutions;

‐ Relevant media sources;

‐ Official statements by relevant persons or institutions;

‐ Research of relevant institutions or individuals;

‐ Opinions of experts;

‐ Legal acts and official documents of a different type;

‐ Own research;

‐ Other confidential and relevant source

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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 the analyzed sample, there were no cases where identifying the source would compromise the source’s personal security, which would compel the applicant to provide as much detail as compatible with the source’s safety.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

In the analyzed sample, there was no evident need for the applicant to identify and disclose in its fact-checks interests of the sources it quotes.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

Raskrikavanje is fact-checking unit launched by portal KRIK and this is publicly stated on our website - https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html

KRIK is a nonprofit media outlet, we are financed by project-based grants (donations) from respectful international organizations and by donations from the citizens. All our international donors are transparently listed on our website, please see the link: https://www.krik.rs/o-nama/

Please also find attached KRIK’s official registration documents.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf KRIK - Registration... (477 KB)
Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant is a distinct team / unit within a legally registered organization. The (parent) organization states the names of each funder on its website. This page also sets out the legal form in which the organization is registered (a non-profit).

Current funders are also stated on the applicant's website.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

Raskrikavanje is fact-checking unit launched by portal KRIK and this is publicly stated on our website - https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html

KRIK is a nonprofit media outlet, we are financed by project-based grants (donations) from respectful international organizations and by donations from the citizens. All our international donors are transparently listed on our website, please see the link: https://www.krik.rs/o-nama/

Please also find attached KRIK’s official registration documents.

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant is a distinct team / unit within a legally registered organization, as is clearly stated on its website.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

KRIK team consists of young, successful professionals and we are very proud that our group brings together many fearless women. Biographies of KRIK and RasKRIKavanje team members are published on KRIK’s website, please read more about us at the following link: https://www.krik.rs/en/krik-team/

(Biographies can also be found at Raskrikavanje, when you click on their linked name within section TIM - https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html )

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

A statement 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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)

KRIK team consists of young, successful professionals and we are very proud that our group brings together many fearless women. Biographies of KRIK and RasKRIKavanje team members are published on KRIK’s website, please read more about us at the following link: https://www.krik.rs/en/krik-team/

(Biographies can also be found at Raskrikavanje, when you click on their linked name within section TIM - https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html )

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
13-Jul-2022 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

KRIK team consists of young, successful professionals and we are very proud that our group brings together many fearless women. Biographies of KRIK and RasKRIKavanje team members are published on KRIK’s website, please read more about us at the following link: https://www.krik.rs/en/krik-team/

(On RasKRIKavanje website you can found names of journalists and editors within section TIM - https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html ). There is a link to the KRIK website with a biographies of our team members. Biography of Miodrag Ćakić is also added on the website. 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

A page on the applicant’s website (https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html) contains names of all those who, according to the organizational structure, play a significant part in its editorial output. Each name should be linked to that person’s professional biography, but instead they all lead to the same page, starting from Stevan Dojcinovic’s name each time.

I suggest the applicant to remove the individual links from each person to one link only, or fix the issue.

Please also unlink “Tehnička realizacija: Miodrag Ćakić” as it misleads the reader (Miodrag Cakic’s bio is not available on the website).


cancel 4.4 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
14-Jul-2022 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Readers are clearly directed to the parent organization's website, on a page dedicated to professional biographies of 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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

All readers can contact Raskrikavanje team through official email address publicly available on our website, we especially encourage them to let us know if the notice some suspicious articles in Serbian media:

https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html


Also, the readers are sending their questions via Raskrikavanje’s official social media profiles (Twitter: https://twitter.com/Raskrikavanje and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raskrikavanje/). Raskrikavanje team is willing to respond to all questions, notes and e-mails. 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant provides easy means on its website and via social media for users to communicate with them. No contact details of the editorial team are available.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Our detailed methodology of work is publicly available at Raskrikavanje’s website, it is both in Serbian:

https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/upload/171220-Metodologija---Raskrikavanje.pdf   and in English:

https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/RaskrikavanjeMethodology.pdf

(Both links are available on our “About” page: https://raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the media outlets and the claims. The reason for choosing the claim to check is usually clear as it is a matter of public interest.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 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, if relevant.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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.


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
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

According to the analyzed sample, the applicant seeks where possible supporting evidence, usually through thorough online research and rarely by contacting those who made the claim.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Readers can always contact Raskrikavanje team through an official email address publicly available on our website and we especially encourage them to let us know if they notice some suspicious articles in Serbian media. On our website on the page “About us” (https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html ) we have created the section “PRIJAVITE SUMNJIV ČLANAK” (“REPORT A SUSPICIOUS ARTICLE”), where we explained to the readers simple procedure how to submit claims to check, this is the explanation:

“When you notice an article in the domestic media whose authenticity you doubt, write to us at raskrikavanje@krik.rs, and we will check all the information and in accordance with the editorial policy and the importance of the reported topic, we will debunk selected articles and publish news about them on our site.” Also, the readers are sending their questions via Raskrikavanje’s official social media profiles (Twitter: https://twitter.com/Raskrikavanje and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raskrikavanje/). Raskrikavanje team is always willing to respond to all questions, notes and emails.

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Link to the correction policy published on our website - https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html (Section “Ispravke i ažuriranja”) and on KRIK - https://www.krik.rs/o-nama/  

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant has a corrections and complaints policy that is easily visible and accessible on the applicant’s website.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago)


MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
13-Jul-2022 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

On Raskrikavanje website (https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/o_nama.html Section: Ispravke i ažuriranja) we have statement saying that we would not respond to comments and complaints that after checking are unfounded or that contain insults, threats, discriminatory language or hate speech.

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The policy on the applicant’s website sets out clear definitions of what it covers, and how mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled.

The applicant should make clear what kind of complaints will not be responded to. 


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
14-Jul-2022 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The corrections policy on the applicant’s website sets out clear definitions of what it covers, how mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact-check, are handled, and why some complaints may justify no response.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Raskrikavanje is highly motivated and committed in maintaining professional standards within its work, so we always give special attention to being open, honest, and ready review our work.

In the previous year we only had two cases when persons mentioned in our articles have contacted our editors after the publication and it was not about mistakes but about additional information. As you can see from the links provided below, both times we have updated the articles, and every change was transparently explained at the end of those articles:

1) https://raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Vucicev-lik-se-NIJE-ukazao-na-kuli-u-Beogradu-na-vodi-942 

2) https://www.raskrikavanje.rs/page.php?id=Informer-Amerikanci-kazu-da-je-zivot-u-Beogradu-bolji-nego-u-drugim-zemljama-831 

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

According to the applicant's statement and the analyzed sample of work, the applicant hasn't made a mistake worthy of correction in the previous year. There were voluntary additions of information in 2 fact-checks, and it was done openly and transparently.


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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant is not an existing signatory.


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.

MREZA ZA ISTRAZIVANJE KRIMINALA I KORUPCIJE - KRIK
10-Mar-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Link to the parent media correction policy: https://www.krik.rs/o-nama/                             

Milica Šarić Assessor
16-May-2022 (6 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant is a distinct team / unit of a media company, which has stated on its website an open and honest corrections policy.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.