Raskrinkavanje

Organization: Raskrinkavanje
Applicant: Emir
Assessor: Milica Šarić

Background

Raskrinkavanje.ba was set up in 2017 exclusively for fact-checking, and its team is dedicated to monitoring and fact-checking media coverage.

Assessment Conclusion

Raskrinkavanje is a trustworthy source of information for all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

on 02-Dec-2021 (7 months ago)

Milica Šarić assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Raskrinkavanje je kvalitetan izvor informacija za sve građane BiH, pouzdan i pravičan. Poseban akcenat Raskrinkavanja treba da bude na temama od javnog interesa.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje is a fact-checking project developed by the Civic Association "Why not" (Udruženje građana “Zašto ne”), as specified in our “About” page - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju

CA “Why Not” is a legal entity registered in the register of civic associations within the Ministry of Justice of FBiH on January 9th 2001 under No. 56, Book 1 of the register, with registration number 03-054-992/97-2. Scanned copy of the Decision on the Registration, is in the attachment.

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Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant is a distinct unit within a legally registered organization, and 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?

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

1-Raskrinkavanje was launched in December 2017. by the citizen association “Zašto ne”. Since 2010, our organization has been running another fact-checking platform, Istinomjer, which checks accuracy and consistency of statements by public officials and monitors the fulfillment of their parties’ pre-election promises. In that work, we noticed a growing need for a similar approach in the sphere of media accountability. We have often faced problematic claims that were not coming from politicians, but rather from the media which reported on their statements. Since Istinomjer is committed to strengthening the political accountability of public officials and does not deal with the verification of media information, such claims were never rated on that platform. Starting a separate platform for fact checking the media was, therefore, the next logical step for us.

2- Raskrinkavanje has a team of 5 editors (Editor-in-chief, Editor, Executive editor, Communications editor and an advisory member of editorial board), 5 in-house journalists, 3 external journalists/researchers, one intern and a creative director. The platform shares the organization's resources for financial and project administration and coordination, proofreading, design, web development and other tasks as needed.

Information about Raskrinkavanje’s team can be found on our Impressum page.

3- CA Why not is an organization that works on the creation of a safe, secure, healthy, active, efficient and accountable society. We aim to achieve that through increasing civic participation, influencing government accountability, promoting the use of new technology tools in the whole of BiH, in partnership with other stakeholders including formal and informal groups, organizations, institutions and individuals.

The organization’s goals are grouped in 7 main program areas:

Fact-checking and promotion of accountability

Civic participation

Monitoring of the government and political processes

Research and advocacy

Promoting the use of technology

Civic education for elections

“Why Not” Knowledge Factory

More information about our individual projects within these program areas is available on our website.

In addition to our two fact-checking platforms, we carry out activities like trainings for journalists and students in the field of fact-checking and media literacy, as well as various media literacy educational material and interactive learning tools such as quizzes and games. We are one of the founding members of SeeCheck, a network of platforms engaged in fact-checking and fighting against disinformation in Southeast Europe.

4- In the next year we will continue to grow and develop our platform. We intend to continue our work on the different content production and growing our social media presence and continue to build on our pioneer research of disinformation in BiH and the region.

We will continue our efforts in building further and stronger communication with the fact-checking community in general, including strengthening our regional fact-checking network - SeeCheck and participating in initiatives to stop harassment against fact-checkers.

We will continue our partnership with Facebook through Facebook's Third Party Fact-Checker program.

Additionally, in the near future we plan to dedicate more time to further development of the English version of our website. Also, we plan to produce more content in English language which is to be published on the forthcoming See Check website - a regional project conceived exclusively in English.

We will also continue to work on the development of new technologies and functionalities on our existing platform, including the largest searchable database of media outlets in the region.

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The unit is set up exclusively for fact-checking, and its team is dedicated to monitoring and fact-checking media coverage.

The team announces efforts to build stronger communication with the fact-checking community, which is commendable.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
From January to September 2021, we published more than 440 fact-checking analyses, which is on average more than 12 fact-checks per week. All fact-checks published in the above mentioned period can be found here: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analize
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

Over the course of the six months prior to the date of application (April – September), the applicant has published an average of 12 fact-checks a week.


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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

Based on the review of the fact-checks published over three months (July – September), around 85% of the applicant’s fact-checks focus on claims related to issues that relate to the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public or society.

Nearly half of all fact-checks during that time were about coronavirus.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

Our organization has no commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians or political parties in the country. Our work is funded through projects of donors like international organizations and embassies, as well as through Facebook's Third Party Fact-Checker program.

The only donor currently supporting the work of the platform that can be considered a foreign political actor is the Embassy of the USA in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Donors have no influence on our work. The work we do is performed strictly in line with our methodology and non-partisanship policy, which ensures objectivity and impartial approach to topics, research and ratings, regardless of source of disinformation.

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant’s editorial output does not seem to be controlled by the state or any political party, nor politicians.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
All information about our non-partisanship policy can be found at this link - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant receives funding from foreign state sources, and it provides a statement on the site that its activities are independent of any political influence, including financial.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje fact-checks and debunks disinformation and media manipulations from a wide source of media, from public broadcasters and commercial media outlets to anonymous "click-farm" outlets and social media pages. In accordance with our methodology, we use a dozen different ratings, so it would be hard to provide examples of consistency and coherent approach for each separate rating.

When it comes to political discourse in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, the disinformation that we debunk targets members of different political parties and ethnic groups in BiH. This includes representatives of both parties in power and opposition parties in various levels of government.

Although our work in the last year was mostly focused on debunking various disinformation related to pandemic, we also published a number of fact-checks related to political processes and politicians. The following examples demonstrate that we follow our methodology consistently, irregardless of which political actors or which parts of the political spectrum are targeted by disinformation or manipulation:

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/zeljko-komsic-nije-podrzao-kandidata-sda-za-gradonacelnika-srebrenika (targets Željko Komšić, the Croat member of presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/farma-portala-sahranila-dodika (targets Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/lapsusi-predraga-kojovica-i-njihove-medijske-obrade (targets Predrag Kojović, the former leader of political party Naša stranka)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/od-anonimnog-izvora-do-lazne-vijesti-haris-silajdzic-ne-osniva-novu-stranku (targets Haris Silajdžić, a Bosnian politician and former member of presidency)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/becirovic-u-parlamentu-nije-ponovo-govorio-o-dodiku (targets Denis Bećirović, the member of the House of Peoples and vice-president of the Social Democratic Party)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/ne-vrh-republike-srpske-ne-tvrdi-da-je-situacija-u-bosni-i-hercegovini-nepodnosljiva (targets government of Republika Srpska entity in BiH)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/na-fotografiji-draska-stanivukovica-s-banjaluckog-crvenog-tepiha-nije-ivana-maslaric (targets Draško Stanivuković, the mayor of city of Banjaluka)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/lazni-tweet-emira-suljagica-o-jasenovcu-ponovo-se-dijeli-na-twitteru (targets Emir Suljagić, the director of the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/online-peticija-za-hapsenje-dodika-predstavljena-kao-udar-na-republiku-srpsku (targets Milorad Dodik and entity of Republika Srpska)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/satira-shvacena-ozbiljno-epizoda-novalic-i-brza-cesta-izmedu-sarajeva-i-gorazda (targets Fadil Novalić, the current Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.)

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje bases its work on an impartial, independent and thorough verification of media information.

Our methodology outlines the basic principles of how the platform operates, including:

The principles of selection of the content and media outlets which are monitored and rated on the platform;

Rating of specific items of media content and media themselves;

Use of sources for research, structure of fact-checking analyses, and methodology for creating lists of media with questionable credibility.

The “ Selection of media” and “Selection of Claims and articles” parts of the methodology describe how our approach guarantees objectivity and impartiality in the selection of claims that are rated on Raskrinkavanje. 

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant published a thorough and respectable statement on its website on how it selects claims to check. The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, and seems to consider the reach and importance of claims it selects 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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant, as it states on its website, does not fund through commercial sponsorships, nor any form of advertising.

It also states independent editorial policy, that is none of the funders influence their work.

The evidence the applicant provides in its fact-checks is reliable and trustworthy.


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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant is not an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party or politician, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues except transparency, political accountability, and media literacy.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Our non-partisanship policy, including its application on staffing, can be found on this link - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site: people who work there are not and cannot be active members of any political party, nor actively participate in the election campaigns of political entities.

Based on the sample of the applicant's work, its staff does not get involved in advocacy nor publicize their views on policy issues.


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
22-Nov-2021 (7 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.


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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

Based on the sample of the applicant's work, it seems 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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant checks all key elements of claims against as many sources of evidence as possible except 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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

During a review of the applicant’s use of sources (in a sample of work), there was no obvious need to identify interests of the sources it uses so the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje is one of two fact-checking sections of parent organization CA ”Why not”, as noted in our “About” page (https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju) and our Impressum (https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum). Information about legal status and scope of work of CA “Zasto ne” as the parent organization can be found on this link - https://zastone.ba/organizacija  

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant on its site explains the expenses and names all the funders in the last 4 years.

This page also states the applicant is a distinct unit within the organization “Zašto ne”.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Raskrinkavanje is one of two fact-checking sections of parent organization CA ”Why not”, as noted in our “About” page (https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju) and our Impressum (https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum). Information about legal status and scope of work of CA “Zasto ne” as the parent organization can be found on this link - https://zastone.ba/organizacija
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant makes a clear statement on ownership 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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Information about Raskrinkavanje’s team is published in our Impressum - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

On the applicant’s website, the organizational structure is set out which makes it 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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Names and biographies of all members of the Raskrinkavanje team are published in our Impressum - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Contact information (mail and telephone) that are indicated as one of the possibilities of contacting the team is published in our Impressum (https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum), while links to our social media pages are listed in our About section (https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju), with a note that they can also be used to contact us. We regularly communicate with our readers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant provides information in a solid manner on its website for users to communicate with the team via telephone, mail, email, and social media.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Our methodology can be found at this link - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/metodologija
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant publishes on its website a thorough 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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant mostly selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the claims.


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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant sets out in its fact-checks relevant evidence that supports the claim (where possible) as well as relevant evidence that undermines it.


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
22-Nov-2021 (7 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
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant maintained the practice of contacting the media in two cases (in which it considers such step is meaningful): if there is a question about the origin or context of the content being evaluated, and if it is an analysis that does not involve an assessment of accuracy on Facebook.

For practical reasons only, the applicant no longer informs the media about the publication of every analysis. In addition, every media whose content is rated on Facebook is informed about it by this platform.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

A section titled “Report an article” is clearly visible in the main menu of our website. It leads to a form that our readers can use to send any questionable information to our team for a review. The form contains instructions on how to file a “report” and explanations to the readers on what they can and can’t expect to be fact-checked. It communicates that if the reported article contains some form of manipulation as defined by our methodology, the article will be fact-checked and the reader’s report will be linked to the published debunk. We also explain that they can expect to see a debunk of the reported claim (if published) on this link - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/sugestije

In addition to this form on the page, we encourage our readers to contact us and report news pieces via social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, via messages and tags.

Raskrinkavanje
29-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

A section titled “Report an article” is clearly visible in the main menu of our website. It leads to a form that our readers can use to send any questionable information to our team for a review. The form contains instructions on how to file a “report” and explanations to the readers on what they can and can’t expect to be fact-checked. It communicates that if the reported article contains some form of manipulation as defined by our methodology, the article will be fact-checked and the reader’s report will be linked to the published debunk. We also explain that they can expect to see a debunk of the reported claim (if published) on this link - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/sugestije

In addition to this form on the page, we encourage our readers to contact us and report news pieces via social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, via messages and tags.

The last reported claims were fact-checked, however, the fact-checks were not linked to these suggestions in the “Reports” section on our website due to a technical problem we’re experiencing. We have been working on fixing the issue and as soon as it’s resolved, these fact-checks will be linked to reported claims in the same way as before.

The fact checks in question can be seen on these links:

Suggestion:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/sugestija/1079

Fact-check:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/senad-pecanin-nije-rekao-da-su-specijalci-mup-a-rs-bili-u-manastiru-na-cetinju

Suggestion:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/sugestija/1061

Fact-check:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/nije-tacno-da-se-u-bih-olimpijska-medalja-nagraduje-sa-2-300-eura

Suggestion:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/sugestija/1021

Fact-check:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/becirovic-u-parlamentu-nije-ponovo-govorio-o-dodiku

Suggestion:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/sugestija/1007

Fact-check:https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/masovna-grobnica-u-mrkonjic-gradu-nije-najveca-otkrivena-u-republici-srpskoj

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can expect will be fact-checked. In addition, the applicant promises to provide an explanation for every claim which will not be checked.

However, the last reported claims were not fact-checked with no explanation (for months now). In order to reassure readers they should send in claims, the applicant should add explanations to as many reported claims as possible or at least for 6 unanswered claims sent by the readers in the last 12 months.


cancel 5.6 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can expect will be fact-checked. In addition, the applicant promises to provide an explanation for every claim which will not be checked.

As the applicant stated, there is a technical problem with the last reported claims (many were fact-checked but not associated with the claims users sent). The applicant promised to link the fact-checks to claims, as soon as they resolve the technical problem.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Our corrections policy is published in our “About” section - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant has a corrections policy that is accessible on its 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.

Raskrinkavanje
29-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

We have added a note explaining what happens with the complaints when no correction is warranted to our corrections policy. 

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The policy sets out a clear definition of how mistakes are handled.

The applicant does not state some complaints may justify no response. The applicant should explain if all complaints will be answered, and - if not - what is the reason for that and what will happen instead.


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Milica Šarić.
Milica Šarić Assessor
29-Nov-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

The policy sets out a clear definition of how mistakes are handled.


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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

We continue to adhere to our policy in the same way as we used to from the beginning.

We provide a clear note of any additional changes made in published fact-checks (other than corrections of typos, formatting and similar) where new, or information different from what’s published, is obtained.

Examples

1. We incorrectly attributed several false claims to a portal called “Srbijadanas.com”, which were in fact published by a portal “Srbijadanas.net”. These were technical errors in our content management system which happened because both outlets have the same name, but different domains. Portal Srbijadanas.com contacted us and pointed out the errors, which we corrected immediately.

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/satira-kao-lazna-vijest-toma-nikolic-ne-osniva-stranku

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/ne-nato-nije-usmrtio-vise-civila-nego-talibani

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/ne-eu-nije-zabranila-izvoz-medicinske-opreme

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/ne-eu-nije-trazila-od-srbije-da-prihvati-da-je-tesla-hrvat

2. We initially erroneously attributed a piece of false information to a web portal Ekskluziva, when in fact the source of the false claim was a website under the name Republika. As soon as we were informed about the initial error, we corrected the ratings and added the correction note to our fact-check.

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/klikovi-na-racun-porodicne-tragedije-jasar-ahmedovski-u-sredistu-degutantnog-viralnog-sadrzaja

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Where credible evidence is provided that the applicant has made a mistake worthy of correction, the applicant makes a correction 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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)
Information about complaints regarding the IFCN Code can be found in the section "Correction of incorrect statements" on our About page - https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju 
Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

As part of its corrections policy and on the page where it declares itself an IFCN signatory, the applicant informs users that if they believe the applicant 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.

Raskrinkavanje
22-Sep-2021 (9 months ago)

Not applicable (we are a project of a CSO, not a media company).

Milica Šarić Assessor
22-Nov-2021 (7 months ago)

The applicant is not a fact-checking unit of a media company.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.