Policies And Standards

We believe in transparency and ethical journalism, and have strict policies to ensure that in all of our actions, we are acting in the interest of the public, and living up to the best traditions of fair and responsible journalism.

Editorial Independence

To ensure that the highest standards of journalism are followed, and that decisions are made without respect to financial impact, final authority to approve or reject content is entrusted to the Editor-in-Chief. No story or content will be cancelled, approved, promoted, or altered based on financial interest, personal interest of any officer, employee or volunteer, direction from financial backer, or other person of influence. The Editor-in-Chief has final authority, and is not subject to review, except in cases where there is reason for the Board of Directors to believe this authority has been abused.

Conflict Of Interest

We will, to the greatest extent possible, avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest, both as an organisation and as individuals. We will err on the side of over-disclosure in the event where a person, reasonable or otherwise, could suspect there is a conflict of interest. Any financial relationships, on the part of the organisation or those involved individually, will be clearly disclosed to the public.

In addition to the foregoing, which primarily applies to our journalistic work, we maintain a detailed Conflict of Interest policy which applies to the operation of the organisation itself.

Fair & Objective

It is the utmost responsibility of a journalist to be fair, objective, and honest. We do not support specific political candidates, parties, or legislation, nor we we seek to influence elections or legislation. It is our responsibility to provide facts, so that the public is well informed and is able to make decisions and take their own positions based on accurate information. It is for this reason that we do not produce or host Opinion-based content.

We do, however, support in more general terms human rights, as set forth in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United States Constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights, and other such documents that are broadly recognized as defining and advancing the rights of people. Issues of human & civil rights, as defined in the foregoing documents and relevant law are not considered to be a matter of opinion, but of fact, without regard to political implications.

It is the ultimate responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief to ensure that all content is fair, objective, and honest.

Professional Behaviour

All directors, officers, employees, contractors, and volunteers are expected to act professionally in all contexts, whether or not they are acting as a representative of ViewPoint Press at the time. We hold all of those that act in our name to the highest standards, and expect consistent professional and respectful behaviour.

Fact Checking

To fulfil our mission, we must provide accurate information, and that requires performing reasonable due diligence to confirm facts reported. We will do our best to ensure that all content is accurate, and will quickly move to update any content that is found to be inaccurate, including a clear notice of the update.

Removal Requests

It is our policy to not remove any original content, except by valid court order.

Sources

All persons that provide information and are quoted (including paraphrasing) will be cited by name; we do not quote or use content that is provided “on background.” A journalist may speak to a source “off the record” (which must be agreed to prior to the conversation) for their own understanding and to gain insight, but material collected off the record will not be used in any content we produce.

Press Credentials

Details, policies, and rules on how we issue Press Credentials for those that work with us is available on the dedicated Credentials page.