a) Desh365.com is committed to the highest standards of accuracy in all of its content. We employ rigorous fact-checking procedures, questioning assumptions, investigating claims with skepticism, and challenging conventional wisdom to ensure the accuracy of our information.
b) Our commitment to due accuracy is foundational to our reputation and the trust of our audiences. The term ‘due’ implies that the accuracy must be adequate and appropriate to the output, considering the subject and nature of the content. We explicitly mention any constraints that may influence that expectation.
c) All our output, as suitable to its content and nature, is well-sourced, based on available evidence, and corroborated. We strive to be transparent about what we don’t know and avoid unfounded speculation.
d) Our journalists never deliberately plagiarize or distort facts or context, including visual information knowingly.
e) We seek independent verification from sources to confirm claims, information, allegations, especially those made by public officials or anyone with an agenda beyond reporting the truth. Claims, allegations, material facts, and other content that cannot be corroborated are normally attributed.
d) Desh365.com stands by the information it publishes and deems it to be accurate. If proven otherwise, we promptly change the news item/information. We do not knowingly and materially mislead our audiences, distort facts, or present invented material as facts, which can undermine our audiences’ trust in our content. We acknowledge serious factual errors and correct them quickly, clearly, and appropriately.
e) We provide a fair opportunity for the public to report any inaccuracies or errors in our reportage via the ‘Suggest A Correction’ section that appears at the end of every web-story that is published.
f) Our journalists’ primary responsibility is reporting, writing, and fact-checking stories. Stories undergo review by one or more editors. Desh365.com has a multi-level fact-checking structure for stories that require due diligence. The seniority of editors who review a story prior to publication varies based on factors such as complexity, sensitivity, and time pressure.
While Desh365.com continually strives for excellence and accuracy, we acknowledge that we will occasionally make errors. When these errors occur, Desh365.com takes responsibility for correcting the error and maintains a high level of transparency to ensure all parties are confident that the incorrect information does not spread.
If a reader spots an error, they should contact the editor-in-chief, immediately by email or mail.
Subject: Correction Needed
A correction is not officially submitted until the reader contacts the editor-in-chief directly. Corrections submitted to other Desh365.com staff members may not be addressed in a timely manner or at all.
If sent by email or mail, corrections should include the correction, the issue date or number, where the correction was seen (in print, online, etc.), the reader’s name, and a phone number or email address they can be contacted at. Readers should also include the correct information and a source for where they found that information if applicable.
The reader can expect a response from the editor-in-chief and may be contacted further if a clarification is noted or the editor needs more information. Please note that a correction submission is a guarantee that the error will be investigated but not a guarantee that a correction will be issued.
Once the editor-in-chief is made aware of an error, they will investigate the error using the information provided by the reader, meeting minutes, reporter’s recordings, and any other sources of information available.
If an error is found, the editor-in-chief will issue a correction in all forms that the information was incorrectly disseminated:
Corrections will be printed on page 2A in the next issue published. The correction will denote the issue, article, and incorrect information along with the correction.
The article will be corrected, and an editor’s note will be added to the bottom of the article noting what was incorrect and when the article was changed.
If the article was posted on Facebook, Twitter, or any other online medium controlled by Desh365.com, a post will be made linking to the corrected article, noting the correction.
Once the correction is made, the editor-in-chief will contact the reader who submitted the correction and inform them of the steps that were taken to correct the error.