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Verify Media Platform

Organization: Verify Media Platform
Applicant: Ahmad Primo
Assessor: Ahmed Esmat

Background

Verify-Sy used to be an individual company, but recently, they registered as a NGO based in Turkey fully dedicated to fact checking and debunking. Last year they issued a book about debunking in disputed areas. Hereby, I confirm reassessing the applicant's application for renewal. The same assessor assessed the application before when they applied last year.

Assessment Conclusion

 The good thing is that they developed their strategic vision and their working framework to be more focused and inclusive, nevertheless, they need to pay more attention to the English and Turkish version of the Verify-Sy website. Additionally, they added a new tap called Nawafez or Window to cover worldwide fact checked related topics.  The assessor confirms renewal of Verify-Sy membership as a signatory.

on 07-Apr-2023 (10 months ago)

Ahmed Esmat assesses application as Compliant

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

Verify Media Platform is registered as an NGO in Turkey with the name "Doğru Medya Derneği" and the number "27-027-110", and the legal status is mentioned at the bottom of our home page: https://verify-sy.com/

Attached is the certificate of registration.


Files Attached
picture_as_pdf ReportBook.pdf (1 MB)
Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Previously, Verify-Sy was registered as an individual company in Turkey with Ahmed Primo as the founder and owner. It seems that they re-registered in Turkey as an NGO with a new company name and a new address. The provided paper has been proven correct through scanning the QR code.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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?

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

1. Verify Media Platform (Verify) is an independent and unbiased platform specialized in fact-checking established in Syria in early 2016 to counter the spread of misinformation.

2. Verify's team comprises of 6 employees, including the executive director, business development manager, creative director, video editor, senior editor, and editor. We have also around 10 volunteers who supports Verify on the ground and in different areas and fields.

3. Verify envisions a democratic society that ensure the citizens' right to access the truth without distortion or misleading. Verify mission aims to promoting democracy and strengthening social cohesion and co-existence through countering hate speech, polarization, and incitements on social media. As such, our work-frame is composed of four pillars: Debunking, Pre-bunking, Awareness-raising, and training.

4. Verify strategic vision is to become the leading fact-checking platform in the MENA region and we are keen to use fact-checking to influence media policymakers and hold stakeholders accountable. Our primary focus is on independency, progressivity, and partnerships, which we recognize as the key factors to fulfill our strategic vision. Therefore, we are working on diversifying our funding channels and become a sustainable organization in order to maintain our independency, develop and adopt sophisticated tools, and collaborate with local, regional, and international stakeholders to maximize our work impact.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

They started in 2011 as "Show AlAkhar" site then turned to Verify-Sy. The Whole story is mentioned here: https://verify-sy.com/page/3005/%D9%82%D8%B5%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%A3%D9%83%D8%AF 

It seems that they got a new employer (last year, they were only 5 employees):

https://verify-sy.com/en/our-team/Our-team

https://verify-sy.com/ar/our-team/%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%82%D9%86%D8%A7

Also it appears that they updated their framework and their strategic vesion.

 


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

During the last six months, we have checked and published 100 articles as the attached statistics from our website.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf Verify published art... (54 KB)
Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago)

Actually they exceeded the required number of claims under different classifications.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago)

Confirmed and they added a new tap called Nawafez aka windows to cover worldwide fact-checking related issues.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

Verify has not and will not receive any kind of political-affiliated funding. We only receive funding from International media organizations that support independent media outlets such as the International Media Support (IMS) and Internews.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The assessor reviewed a waiver letter including sources of income and based on that it was proven that they are not receiving political money.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)
Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Confirmed as they state that: "Verify receives funding only from International media organizations that support independent media outlet. This is publicly stated in our values in our editing and publishing policy on their website"


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

We fact check claims from all conflictual parties in Syria, including Syrian Regime, Kurdish Self-Administration, Extremist Groups, and Opposition. We also check news about Syrian refugees in diaspora.

When selecting news to review, we make sure to devote all available resources to check the claims of parties by reviewing their official media accounts and statements to other media outlets.

Once any claim proved to be false or misleading, we use a relevant fact-checking tool. We try to contact the source of the claim, send a field officer to the place (if access is available), or use the reverse search or geolocation, to eventually debunk the claim.

Below the links to articles that prove we fact check claims from all parties:

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9638

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9637

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9686

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9635

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9688

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9683

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9648

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9585

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9505

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9474


Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Confirmed, even the assessor selected other claims form the web site and can affirm that they are verifying statements from different parties inside and outside Syria.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

"The public page on our website ""Methodology"" illustrate how we select and fact-check news

Arabic: https://www.verify-sy.com/methodology/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%86%D9%87%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%A9

English: https://www.verify-sy.com/en/methodology/Methodology 

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Yes, they state how they select and fact check news. They have 3 degree of classification, grading for the sources and for evaluating content. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)
Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The below link states clearly under the standards category that Verify-Sy guarantees that it is committed to non-partisan and independent work as well as how they preserve its commitment to independent work. They also promote the Impartiality of the editorial team within the section the "Our Team" https://verify-sy.com/en/our-team/Our-team

https://verify-sy.com/page/3003/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1




done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant add all relevant sources as link within the story itself. Previously, in their debunked stories, Verify-Sy used to list- in a form of a table- all the sources used during the process.


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The assessor noticed that it varies case by case, they use primary source via on ground team when it is appropriate. Other than that, they use secondary sources whenever needed to verify posts, pictures, and some content.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The assessor through random sample can confirm that Verify-Sy checks multi-source when applicable. beside adding them as hyperlinks within the articles themselves.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The assessor randomly checked and can assure that they state all the circumstances evolving around the claim. They meet the spirit of this criteria with respect to the sources it cites when checking claims of fact.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

Verify is an independent platform specialized in fact-checking and it does not subsidiary of any kind of another media organization. This is clearly stated in the page "Our Story":

https://www.verify-sy.com/page/3005/%D9%82%D8%B5%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%A3%D9%83%D8%AF"

and stated at the bottom of the front page in our website:

https://verify-sy.com/

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Going through their website, they stated their story and how they started the work. They are focusing on fact checking and verification trainings, all the organization resources are directed towards that. They state that they are independent and that has been confirmed as they are covering almost all the Syrian/ Turkish spectrum from supporters to opponents. 


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

Our legal status is mentioned at the bottom of the front page in our website, but we do not publicly publish our funding to protect our employees in different part of Syria.

https://verify-sy.com/

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Confirmed, they are fully registered in Turkey as an NGO.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

That has been mentioned clearly on the web site.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Teams bios are stated on the site in both languages and could be accessed easily. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

"We encourage readers to contact us through three ways:

1- At the end of each article, there is a link users could use to send us a complaint or suspect information ""أرسل لنا خبراً تشك في صحته"".

The random article shows the link at the end of the article: https://www.verify-sy.com/short/9124

2- We have a public Facebook group ""تأكد على الحارك"" through which users could contact us.

Verify's the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/verify.sy/

3- We publicly encourage users to contact us through our ""Complaints Policy""

https://www.verify-sy.com/complaints/%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%88%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%B1%D8%B1-%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%82%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D9%83%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%89

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

They have several ways of communications between the editors and the readers.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Actually they have strong methodology and they developed it since last year.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Randomly, the assessor selected some pieces and was assured that they were analyzed against their publicly mentioned criteria. One suggestion is to update the English side with the new claims


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

They follow the same methodology, stating sources, and relevant considerations - if any-.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Verify-Sy applies the same standards within the selected claims, it appears that they are strict to that.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Whenever possible, they depend on primary sources and they state that with the debunked pieces. Also, they depend on their on ground team to reach places where claims arose. 


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

"We encourage readers to contact us through three ways:

1- At the end of each article, there is a link users could use to send us a complaint or suspect information ""أرسل لنا خبراً تشك في صحته"".

Random article showes the link at the end of the article: https://www.verify-sy.com/short/9124

2- We have a public Facebook group ""تأكد على الحارك"" through which users could contact us.

Verify's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/verify.sy/

3- We publicly encourage users to contact us through our ""Complaints Policy""

https://www.verify-sy.com/complaints/%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%88%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%B1%D8%B1-%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%82%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D9%83%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%89 

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Confirmed, they encourage their readers to interact with them and send whatever claims, statement...etc. that they want to be sure of.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Criteria 6.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the corrections policy to verify it meets critera. No additional information needed.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Within their methodology, they have a full list of definitions that is considered as a framework https://verify-sy.com/methodology/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%86%D9%87%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%A9 , also they state criteria for complaints and how they respond https://verify-sy.com/en/complaints/Correction-and-complaints-policy  


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

During the past year, we have followed-up on three articles as the following:

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9494

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9599

https://verify-sy.com/ar/details/9583


Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The provided links shows how they work on correction and complaints regarding their fact checked claims. For more clarity the assessor would suggest that they replace the words تدارك - متابعة ب كلمة تصحيح,


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Confirmed


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.

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.

Verify Media Platform
20-Dec-2022 (1 year ago)

NA

Ahmed Esmat Assessor
04-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

NA


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Ahmed Esmat.