The advisory board
The International Fact-Checking Network has 15 members in its advisory board, 11 from active verified signatory organizations and up to 4 independent board members participating in decision making processes except vetting incoming applications to Code of Principles. Approved in September 2020, the International Fact-Checking Network’s Bylaws lay out the governance structure of the IFCN. The responsibilities of the advisory board members and the IFCN Director are available in the bylaws.
Board members who come from active verified signatory organizations represent the geographical diversity of the network. They are pioneers in the development and implementation of fact-checking in their countries and regions. All board members are unpaid.
The Advisory Board's main role is to help oversee the verification process of the code of principles, but it is also consulted on all matters of other decisions that have an international relevance for fact-checkers. Independent board members do not cast votes for incoming applications to IFCN’s Code of Principles, while actively participating in all other decisions.
The role of the advisory board members in applying for the code of principle is fundamental, because once the external advisors issue a recommendation on the applicant, the board votes. The organizations are approved after obtaining at least six votes in favor.Meet our board
* Please visit the bylaws and the transparency document of the International Fact-Checking Network to know more about the ratification and renewal process of the advisory board.