Funchod is committed to transparency and respectful conduct in all its affairs. We are governed and guided by the broad principles contained in our Code of Conduct and which we share here for your information.
Funchod was founded with the intention of filling in the blanks created by the mainstream media, given the gap between media reporting and the general public’s understanding. We also intend to slow down the way ‘breaking news’ is exposed, which often leads to the dissemination of false or incorrect information in society.
In pursuance of our vision and mission, and to be the most reliable platform through which people get news and information on the most important issues, we adhere to certain ethical principles.
Ethical Principles To carry forward our intention as expressed above and our quest to be the most reliable platform through which people get news and information on the most important issues, we have adopted the following principles:
Be a neutral platform that facilitates dialogue and enables people from different backgrounds and political orientations to come together, discuss and resolve issues that matter most.
Present the most accurate critical information available when we are reporting on a specific issue.
Credit source wherever necessary or applicable. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and prohibited.
Strive for balanced, unbiased and logical opinion on issues.
Maintain a clear distinction between business interests and editorial decision making. In no way can business interests dominate editorial decision-making.
Give accurate information instead of breaking news. If enough information is not available we will wait and not speculate before sharing.
Include a variety of voices to make the story fair and balanced.
Issue a public apology in case of error and rectify the error.
Promote or mention at the beginning if a story is not from an editorial and is an advertisement/advertisement.
Be strong and determined in the face of pressure from those in power.
Stand by the editorial in case of any legal disputes and harassment.