Organization: T. V. Today Network Ltd.
Applicant: Bal Krishna
Assessor: Kanchan Kaur
Conclusion and recommendations
Kanchan Kaur wrote:
The applicant is a fact-checking segment of a larger media house. It evaluates claims and publishes fact-checks on a regular basis, more than the average of one report a week over the last three months.
The applicant uses the same standards to assess all claims. It covers a variety of subjects and explains its non-partisanship policy satisfactorily.
Readers can replicate fact checks if they wish to, sources are mentioned and linked unambiguously. In fact, the applicant has made good use of the network of reporters and journalists it has access to through the media organisation it is a part of.
Its ownership is mentioned clearly, and an annual report submitted. All authors and key staff are clearly listed with their biographies.
The public can reach out easily to the fact-checker. Additionally, at the end of each fact-check, a number has been listed for the reader to easily submit claims for fact-checking, or comment/complain. It also invites readers to send claims to fact check.
The applicant's correction policy is clear, public and contains a time frame to correct mistakes. In the examples provided by the applicant, and indeed in others, corrections have been very clearly mentioned, right at the beginning of the story, and the sources stated.
This application may be accepted as it is fully compliant on all counts.