We are headquartered in New Delhi, and are in the process of building a network across India because we believe in investing in high-quality investigative and questioning journalism.
“Ethical & Independent Media Foundation” (EIMF) believes that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity. The IEMF declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.
Seek truth and Report
Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
Be accountable and Transparent
Seek truth and Report
Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous
in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible
Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
Gather, update and correct information throughout the life of a news story.
Be cautious when making promises,but keep the promises they make
Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources
Consider sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Explain why anonymity was granted.
Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.
Balance the public’s need for information against potential harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance or undue intrusiveness.
Explain ethical choices and processes to audiences. Encourage a civil dialogue with the public about journalistic practices, coverage and news content.
Acknowledge mistakes and correct them promptly and prominently. Explain corrections and clarifications carefully and clearly.