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KRYPOMETRI

Organization: INTERNEWS KOSOVA
Applicant: FAIK ISPAHIU
Assessor: Jeton Mehmeti

Background

Krypometri is a fact-checking unit of the Kosovo registered non-profit organization called Internews Kosova. The purpose of Krypometri is to fact check news and statements related to the Kosovo context and beyond. In addition to fact checking, this organization is engaged in other media related activities, including media literacy.

Assessment Conclusion

Krypometri has managed to exceed the IFCN minimum criteria of publishing fact checks per week, sometimes publishing a few fact-checks on daily basis. All fact checks follow the IFCN Code in terms of evidence, accuracy, and transparency. The work methodology is well explained in their website, as well as the names and editorial responsibilities of the staff members. The correction policies are well explained too, inviting users to send in claims for fact checks as well as to contact directly IFCN should they feel that the IFCN Code has been violated. Overall, this assessment shows that Krypometri fulfills the IFCN Code of Principle.  

on 19-Mar-2023 (11 months ago)

Jeton Mehmeti assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Krypometri ka arritur të tejkalojë kriteret minimale të IFCN-së për publikimin e kontrolleve të fakteve në javë, ndonjëherë duke publikuar disa kontrolle faktesh në baza ditore. Të gjitha kontrollet e fakteve ndjekin Kodin IFCN për sa i përket provave, saktësisë dhe transparencës. Metodologjia e punës është shpjeguar mirë në faqen e tyre të internetit, si dhe emrat dhe përgjegjësitë editoriale të anëtarëve të stafit. Politikat e korrigjimit janë gjithashtu të shpjeguara mirë, duke i ftuar përdoruesit të sinjalizojnë raste për kontrolle faktesh si dhe të kontaktojnë drejtpërdrejt me IFCN-në nëse mendojnë se Kodi i IFCN-së është shkelur. Në përgjithësi, ky vlerësim tregon se Krypometri përmbush Kodin e Parimit të IFCN.

Section 1: Eligibility to be a signatory

To be eligible to be a signatory, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 1.1 The applicant is a legally registered organization, or a distinct team or unit within a legally registered organization, and details of this are easily found on its website.
  • 1.2 The team, unit or organization is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking.
  • 1.3 The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application. For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track. Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.
  • 1.4 On average, at least 75% of the applicant’s fact checks focus on claims related to issues that, in the view of the IFCN, relate to or could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public or society.
  • 1.5 The applicant’s editorial output is not, in the view of the IFCN, controlled by the state, a political party or politician.
  • 1.6 If the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, it provides a statement on its site setting out to the satisfaction of the IFCN, how it ensures its funders do not influence the findings of its reports.

Criteria 1.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain where on your website you set out information about your organization’s legal status and how this complies with criteria. Attach a link to the relevant page of your website.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The link attached by the applicant shows that the organization is legally registered in Kosovo as a non profit organization whose mission also includes fact checking. 


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 1.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please answer the following questions – (see notes in Guidelines for Application on how to answer)

 1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?
 2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?
 3. What different activities does your organization carry out?
 4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago)

1. The fact-checking operation of Internews Kosova started in 2016 since the Kosovo media lacked fact- checking journalists and the need for trained and certified fact-checking media outlets and journalists was imperative.

2. Internews Kosova has a staff of more than 20 people including the: executive director, editor in chief, managing editors, editors, journalists, legal advisors, monitors, cameraman, video editors and administrators.

3. Other activities that our organization carries out include:

- Media monitoring of public officials’ statements;

- Production of databases conducting monitoring of the statements made by public officials;

- Fact-checking and monitoring of media publications;

- Production of TV programs;

- Production of web TV and articles;

- Monitoring of courts, prosecutions, and public services;

- Training's on various fields with a focus on fact-checking journalism and the monitoring of justice system.

4. The fact-checking goal of our organization for the upcoming year are listed below:

- Increasing the number of fact-checkers within the organization;

- Increasing the number of fact-checking articles on Krypometer (Salt-o-Meter);

- Increasing the number of fact-checking reports from other media outlets (Debunking fake news);

- Increasing the number of training's for young journalists in in-depth investigative journalism and fact- checking;

- Increasing the quality of TV production, Web productions, and info-graphics of fact-checking articles/publications.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago)

The applicant has a track record of fact checks that have been done over the years. The applicant carries out other activities related to news reporting too. The editorial staff is clearly mentioned in the website and the goals for upcoming years are in line with fact checking activities. 


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has a track record of fact checks that have been done over the years. The applicant carries out other activities related to news reporting too. The editorial staff is clearly mentioned in the website and the goals for upcoming years are in line with fact checking activities. 


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 1.3
Proof you meet criteria
- The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application.
- For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track.
- Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

During the year 2022 Internews Kosova has published about 400 Fact Check articles in total. 

Please see the following link for more details: https://kallxo.com/krypometer/.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago)

The applicant has exceeded the minimum requirement of publishing at least one fact check per week. This is evident in their website where they have an extensive number of fact checks published over the last year. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has exceeded the minimum requirement of publishing at least one fact check per week. This is evident in their website where they have an extensive number of fact checks published over the last year. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 1.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous three months. No additional information required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago)

It is safe to say that over 75% of fact checks cover issues and topics that are relevant for the people, including topics related to their social welfare, security, health, and so on. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

It is safe to say that over 75% of fact checks cover issues and topics that are relevant for the people, including topics related to their social welfare, security, health, and so on. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 1.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain any commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship your organization has to the state, politicians or political parties in the country or countries you cover. Also explain funding or support received from foreign as well as local state or political actors over the previous financial year.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Internews Kosova is primarily funded by western European donor organizations (Swiss Development Cooperation, Balkan Trust for Democracy, UNDP, etc.).

A smaller part of funding is based on commercial revenues from advertising on our TV production in TV Dukagjini and our online media products (KALLXO.com, Facebook Instant Articles and Facebook Property Rights Manager, KALXO YouTube channel, etc). 

During 2022, Internews Kosova also became a META 3PFC (Third Party Fact Check project partner), expanding another income for the organization. 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago)

The applicant has shared information with the assessor regarding their income last year, specifying the name of donors and other private companies. There is no indication that the applicant has any commercial or financial relationship with a political party. 


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has shared information with the assessor regarding their income last year, specifying the name of donors and other private companies. There is no indication that the applicant has any commercial or financial relationship with a political party. 


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 1.6
Proof you meet criteria
If you confirmed the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, provide a link to where on your website you set out how you ensure the editorial independence of your work.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago)

The editorial independence from donors is well explained in the editorial policy which is published in their website. Moreover, the last year audit report contains detailed information about each source of funding received by the applicant in the previous financial year. The audit report is available in the website. 


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The editorial independence from donors is well explained in the editorial policy which is published in their website. Moreover, the last year audit report contains detailed information about each source of funding received by the applicant in the previous financial year. The audit report is available in the website. 


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 2: A commitment to Non-partisanship and Fairness

To be compliant on nonpartisanship and fairness, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 2.1 The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim.
  • 2.2 The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, considers the reach and importance of claims it selects to check and publishes a short statement on its website to set out how it selects claims to check.
  • 2.3 The applicant discloses in its fact checks relevant interests of the sources it quotes where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. It also discloses in its fact checks any commercial or other such relationships it has that a member of the public might reasonably conclude could influence the findings of the fact check.
  • 2.4 The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues save for transparency and accuracy in public debate.
  • 2.5 The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site. Save for the issues of accuracy and transparency, the applicant’s staff do not get involved in advocacy or publicise their views on policy issues the organization might fact check in such a way as might lead a reasonable member of the public to see the organization’s work as biased.

Criteria 2.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please share links to 10 fact checks published over the past year that you believe demonstrate your non-partisanship.
Please briefly explain how the fact checks selected show that (I) you use the same high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, (II) follow the same essential process for every fact check and (III) let the evidence dictate your conclusions.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The sample shared by the applicant shows that the same high standards of evidence are used to evaluate the claims regarless who made them. The target of fact checks have been different political parties and different level of power, including both the central and local level of governance. 


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 2.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you explain how you select claims to check, explaining how you ensure you do not unduly concentrate your fact-checking on any one side, and how you consider the reach and importance of the claims you select to check.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The methodology is well explained in the website and the Editorial Policy document, which is also available in the website, shows how the organization select claims for fact checks. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 2.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Each fact check contains the analysis and conclusion part, which helps the reader understand the relevance of covering such topics. 


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 2.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

There is no evidence linking the organization to a political party or a political candidate. The non-partisanship policy is well emphasized in the editorial guidelines. 


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 2.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you publish a statement setting out your policy on non-partisanship for staff and how it ensures the organization meets this criteria.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has shared with the assessor a number of internal documents that regulate the editorial policies, such as the code of ethics, the statute of the organization, confidentiality agreements, and the policy manual. These policies are also mentioned in the 'about us' section in the website. 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 3: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Sources

To be compliant on sources, applicants must meet these four criteria

  • 3.1 The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, providing relevant links where the source is available online, in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish. In cases where identifying the source would compromise the source’s personal security, the applicant provides as much detail as compatible with the source’s safety.
  • 3.2 The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available. Where suitable primary sources are not available, the applicant explains the use of a secondary source.
  • 3.3 The applicant checks all key elements of claims against more than one named source of evidence save where the one source is the only source relevant on the topic.
  • 3.4 The applicant identifies in its fact checks the relevant interests of the sources it uses where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.

Criteria 3.1
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

All fact checks contains relevant sources of evidence. Most evidence is in the format of hyperlinks which allows users to see for themselves the evidence. This enables them to reach their own conclusions about the case. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 3.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

A random sample of fact checks shows that most articles are based in primary sources of evidence. 


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 3.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The sample shows that the organization has reached directly to the source to confirm certain claims. In such situations, you can see more than one source of evidence being used in one article. 


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 3.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The reader can see the relevance of the source identified by the organization and reach their own conclusion about the case. 


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 4: A commitment to Transparency of Funding & Organization

To be compliant on funding and organization, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 4.1 Applicants that are independent organizations have a page on their website detailing each source of funding accounting for 5% or more of total revenue for its previous financial year. This page also sets out the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
  • 4.2 Applicants that are the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization make a statement on ownership.
  • 4.3 A statement on the applicant’s website sets out the applicant’s organizational structure and makes clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.
  • 4.4 A page on the applicant’s website details the professional biography of all those who, according to the organizational structure and play a significant part in its editorial output.
  • 4.5 The applicant provides easy means on its website and/or via social media for users to communicate with the editorial team.

Criteria 4.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please confirm whether you are an ‘independent organization’
or ‘the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization’ and share proof of this organizational status.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The audit report is published in the website. It contains detailed information regarding the financial income and the sources of such income over the past year. Donors and sources of funding are also mentioned in their website in the 'about us' section. Moreover, the applicant has shared with the assessor the statute of the organization and fiscal certificates. 


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 4.2
Proof you meet criteria
If your organization is an “independent organization”, please share a link to the page on your website where you detail your funding and indicate the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
If your organization is “the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization”, please share a link to the statement on your website about your ownership.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has shared in its website the financial report and has explained in its website the legal form in which the organization is registered according to the Kosovo law. 


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 4.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out your organizational structure, making clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The editorial responsibilities are explained in the website (impressum). The names, resumes and editorial responsibilities of all staff members are explained. 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 4.4
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out the professional biographies of those who play a significant part in your organization’s editorial output.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The biographies of the staff members are published along with their photos and contact details. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 4.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you encourage users to communicate with your editorial team.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

There is a section in the website where users can send in claims or communicate directly with the team. Contact information are provided to the public. 


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 5: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Methodology

To be compliant on methodology, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 5.1 The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.
  • 5.2 The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the claims, and where possible explains the reason for choosing the claim to check.
  • 5.3 The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it.
  • 5.4 The applicant in its fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim.
  • 5.5 The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence, noting that (I) this is often not possible with online claims, (II) if the person who makes the claim fails to reply in a timely way this should not impede the fact check, (III) if a speaker adds caveats to the claim, the fact-checker should be free to continue with checking the original claim, (IV) fact-checkers may not wish to contact the person who made the claim for safety or other legitimate reasons.
  • 5.6 The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable.

Criteria 5.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to the statement on your website that explains the methodology you use to select, research, write and publish your fact checks.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The work methodology is published in the website, which shows how the applicant select claims for fact checks, how evidence is used and what categories are used to categorize the level of truthfulness. 


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 5.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

A random sample shows that the applicant selects claims for fact checks based on the relevance, time, and scope of such claims. The majority of topics covered by the applicant seem relevant for the well-being of the society. 


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 5.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Each fact check is built on relevant evidence that support the claim or refute the claim. Evidence sometimes is in the form of video links, documents, social media statements and so on. 


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 5.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

There is no evidence to suggest that the applicant uses different standards when it comes to selecting evidence for certain fact checks as opposed to the others. The same high standards seem to apply across all fact checks. 


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 5.5
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

In many situations, the applicant has contacted directly the person who made the claim for further explanation. What is also evident is that this organization has clear guidelines to protect the source of information in cases when the safety of the person is in jeopardy. This is well elaborated in the Editorial Policy.  


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 5.6
Proof you meet criteria
Please describe how you encourage users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable. Include links where appropriate. If you do not allow this, explain why.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has a special section in the website which enables user to send in claims, share documents, and other relevant information. 


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 6: A commitment to an Open & Honest Corrections Policy

To be compliant on corrections policy, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 6.1 The applicant has a corrections or complaints policy that is easily visible and accessible on the organization’s website or frequently referenced in broadcasts.
  • 6.2 The policy sets out clear definitions of what it does and does not cover, how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled, and the fact that some complaints may justify no response. This policy is adhered to scrupulously.
  • 6.3 Where credible evidence is provided that the applicant has made a mistake worthy of correction, the applicant makes a correction openly and transparently, seeking as far as possible to ensure that users of the original see the correction and the corrected version.
  • 6.4 The applicant, if an existing signatory, should either on its corrections/complaints page or on the page where it declares itself an IFCN signatory inform users that if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN, with a link to the IFCN site.
  • 6.5 If the applicant is the fact-checking unit of a media company, it is a requirement of signatory status that the parent media company has and adheres to an open and honest corrections policy.

Criteria 6.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to where you publish on your website your corrections or complaints policy. If you are primarily a broadcaster, please provide evidence you frequently reference your corrections policy in broadcasts.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The correction and complains policy is published in the website. 


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 6.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the corrections policy to verify it meets critera. No additional information needed.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The correction policies are explained in the section 'letter to the editor'. There you can see the published letters of complains. This section also explains how corrections are made in the published articles. 


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 6.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a short statement about how the policy was adhered to over the previous year (or six months if this is the first application) including evidence of two examples of the responses provided by the applicant to a correction request over the previous year. Where no correction request has been made in the previous year, you must state this in your application, which will be publicly available in the assessment if your application is successful.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

After the publication of the initial fact-check, we were approached by another NGO and we were given additional information, based on which we immediately updated the published Fact-check article on Krypometer. Please see the following link: 

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/memorandumi-me-ambasaden-norvegjeze-per-dialogun-eshte-nenshkruar-edhe-nga-qeveria-kurti/ 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

There is only one case published in the website that was updated after it was published due to new information that came from a third party. The article contains a notification at the bottom of it confirming that the original article was corrected. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 6.4
Proof you meet criteria
If you are an existing signatory, please provide a link to show where on your site you inform users that if they believe you are violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN of this, with a link to the complaints page on the IFCN site.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has published information regarding the IFCN signatory status. Users are invited to contact IFCN in case they feel that the IFCN Code has been violated. The link to IFCN complaints page is available. 


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criteria 6.5
Proof you meet criteria
If you are the fact-checking unit of a media company, please provide a link to the parent media company’s honest and open corrections policy and provide evidence that it adheres to this.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
08-Mar-2023 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
02-May-2023 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant has published information related to the correction policy. 


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.