Krypometri

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

Background

Krypometer is a Kosovo-based project that specializes in fact-checking of public claims. A special team of journalists is engaged in weekly basis to identify claims that appear to be false or misleading and then provide evidence that undermine such claims. At a time when disinformation, misinformation and fake news is on the rise, Krypometer appears to contribute in identifying false information that would otherwise mislead Kosovo citizens.  

Assessment Conclusion

After a careful assessment of all information provided by the applicant, it is safe to conclude that all criteria are in compliance with the IFCN Code of Principles. Therefore, the organization is assessed as compliant and it is recommend that the IFCN signatory status is extended.  

on 08-Oct-2021 (11 months ago)

Jeton Mehmeti assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Pas vleresimit te aplikacionit te dorezuar dhe hulumtimit te pavarur mbi vertetesine e te dhenave te aplikacionit, eshte arritur ne perfundim se Krypomenter i ploteson standardet e IFCN per te qene pjese e Rrjetit Nderkombetar te Verifikueseve te Fakteve. Ne nje kohe te rritjes se infromacionit te rrejshem ne industrine e mediave, projektet per verifikimin e fakteve jane te domosdoshme per te identifikuar lajmet qe shkelin standarded profesionale te gazetarise. Krypometer po ndihmon ne informimin me te sakte te shoqerise. 

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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant is a registered organization in Kosovo and such details are available for the public on its website.  


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year 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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has a separate section in its website called "Krypometer", which is set up exclusively for fact-checking purposes. This section contains fact checking articles, and other related information about the methodology used for this purpose.  


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/ 

From January 1 2021 to June 16, 2021 Internews Kosova published a total of 54 fact-checking articles on its Krypometer (Salt-o-meter) section including the statements of public officials as the Prime Minister, the head of opposition, former Prime Minister, the Mayor of the capital city, etc.

The links in the excel document attached include 15 fact-checking articles related to statements made by public officials and debunking of media reports.

Considering that Kosovo faced major issues related to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the main focus revolved around analyzing statements on COVID-19 and inaccurate media reports on the vaccines and pandemic management.

Apart from COVID-19 related topics, Krypometer continued to assess political statements of public officials at the central and local level related to education, culture, water and sewage projects management etc.

Reporting during this period also focused on debunking fake news published by other media and identification of disinformation, or about 10 Krypometer articles aimed at debunking fake news published. Some examples include:

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-per-heqjen-e-takses-15-euro-me-malin-e-zi/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-ish-ministres-per-votat-e-listes-serbe-per-pagesen-e-energjise-per-komunat-veriore-video/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/lajmi-i-rreme-per-shtrimin-e-asfaltit-mbi-kalldrem-ne-prishtine/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/vjosa-osmani-tubimet-ne-kohe-pandemie-i-cilesoi-si-spontane-por-lvv-i-kishte-paralajmeruar-gjate-fushates/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/qendra-rinore-ne-shtime-nuk-u-funksionalizua-me-2020/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/kush-po-rrene-deklarata-te-ndryshme-te-ldk-se-per-liqenin-trump/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/avdullah-hoti-ende-nuk-e-shfuqizon-udhezimin-qe-krijon-monopol-ne-tregun-e-naftes/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/shqiperia-nuk-do-te-mund-te-sjelle-vaksinat-ne-kosove-ftojne-mjeket-te-vaksinohen-atje/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/albin-kurti-nderron-qendrimin-mbi-postin-e-presidentit/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-albin-kurtit-nuk-e-vendosi-reciprocitetin-me-serbine-sic-kishte-premtuar/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/te-dhenat-demantojne-postimet-promovuese-te-ministrise-se-shendetesise-ne-komuna-ka-ende-mungese-te-insulinave/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/a-do-te-vijne-vaksinat-e-para-kunder-covid-19-ne-muajin-shkurt/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-mediale-per-shkeputjen-e-kontrates-mes-presidences-dhe-william-walker/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/bekim-jashari-nuk-e-mban-fjalen-per-asfaltimin-e-rruges-ne-fshatin-e-ish-presidentit/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/cerdhja-ne-greme-te-ferizajt-ende-jashte-funksionit/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/shkolla-ne-pozharan-te-vitise-nuk-eshte-gati-as-per-gjysmevjetorin-e-dyte/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/pacolli-demanton-lajmin-se-ka-blere-100-mije-vaksina/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/masat-nuk-u-respektuan-as-ne-institucionin-qe-i-krijoi/

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has published more than the required minimum of one fact check per week during the course of six month period. The applicant does not come from a country with 5 or more verified signatories. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

A selected sample of fact checks shows that the majority of topics covered are in public's interest such as news about COVID-19, vaccines, the accuracy of statements made by public officials, news about elections as well as verifying fake news published by other media. Overall, the sample shows that topics are relevant, timely and significant for the society. 


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Internews Kosova is primarily funded by international independent donors or foreign embassies/ministries of foreign affairs including but not limited to the European Union schemes, USAID projects/schemes as a third party recipient, Swiss Development Cooperation, Balkan Trust for Democracy, UNDP, etc..

Internews Kosova rely almost exclusively on projects funded by these donors. A small portion of the TV production is funded by TV Dukagjini, where Internews Kosova TV program is transmitted.

During 2021, Internews Kosova also held interactive lectures/meetings with high school students and shared knowledge on basics of journalism and fact-checking to encourage critical thinking and media literacy.

In addition, the platform also includes ads from businesses which are not monitored by us (ads appearing on Facebook or Gjirafa local engine where out TV programs are broadcast/shown). However, we have no control over the content of the ads.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has a list of donors available in its website and other sources of funding are also explained in its application. The selected sample of fact checks that were evaluated shows that the editorial output of the applicant is not controlled by the state or a political party. The fact checks published by the applicant target individuals from all major political parties.  


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.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The work of Internews Kosova is funded by independent donors. The donations and ads revenue in no way interfere with the editorial policy of our platform KALLXO.com. Our professional team ensures that readers are aware that the sponsored articles or any borrowed content are specified for the readers and appropriate disclaimers are published.

For more information on our principles please see the following links:

https://kallxo.com/per-ne/

https://internewskosova.org/en/per-ne-2/ 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has a section "about us' where they provide explanations about funding and editorial independence, stating that the donor funding or ad income does not interfere on the editorial work. 


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.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The below listed fact-checking articles are related to statements on public interest given by public officials, prime ministers, President, the opposition, and the mayors of the main municipalities in Kosovo governed by various political parties.

Their statements are verified by gathering the needed information in order to prove their truthfulness or vice versa. The same standards are used for the verification of every statement, regardless of the official position or the affiliation of these individuals, be it institutional, political, religious, or ethnic.

The methodology of fact-checking is applied in the same way to verify each statement, while the conclusions are reached based only on evidence and facts. These rules are followed by the editorial team, where more than two people measure the statements based on qualification and facts.

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/qendron-kastrati-mban-fjalen-per-vendosjen-e-e-kioskut/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/albin-kurti-nderron-qendrimin-mbi-postin-e-presidentit/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-albin-kurtit-nuk-e-vendosi-reciprocitetin-me-serbine-sic-kishte-premtuar/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/shkolla-ne-pozharan-te-vitise-nuk-eshte-gati-as-per-gjysmevjetorin-e-dyte/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/cerdhja-ne-greme-te-ferizajt-ende-jashte-funksionit/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-madhe-e-qeverise-hoti-per-vaksinen-kunder-coronavirusit/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/avdullah-hoti-ende-nuk-e-shfuqizon-udhezimin-qe-krijon-monopol-ne-tregun-e-naftes/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-ish-ministres-per-votat-e-listes-serbe-per-pagesen-e-energjise-per-komunat-veriore-video/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/qendra-rinore-ne-shtime-nuk-u-funksionalizua-me-2020/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/vjosa-osmani-tubimet-ne-kohe-pandemie-i-cilesoi-si-spontane-por-lvv-i-kishte-paralajmeruar-gjate-fushates/

https://kallxo.com/krypometer/bekim-jashari-nuk-e-mban-fjalen-per-asfaltimin-e-rruges-ne-fshatin-e-ish-presidentit/

The methodology of fact-checking is applied in the same way to verify each statement, while the conclusions are reached based only on evidence and facts. These rules are followed by the editorial team, where more than two people measure the statements based on qualification and facts. 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

From the selected sample of fact checks under scrutiny, it is safe to say that the applicant uses the same standards of evidence and judgement for all fact checks regardless who made the claim. Claims under assessment are of different political elites and high representatives. 


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Internews Kosova’s KALLXO.com is part of the International Fact-checking Network since 2016 and is known for functioning based on the highest standards of fact-checking and professional journalism, and promotes media literacy and critical thinking.

In addition to being part of an international network of fact-checkers, we also subscribe to the Ethical Principles that need to be applied when facts are checked.

Internews Kosova has become part of the Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans which aims to advocate for cross-border cooperation between civil society organizations, media outlets, educational institutions, and other relevant institutions who share the common interest of battling disinformation.

For more information, please visit: https://prishtinainsight.com/krypometer-kosovos-first-fact-checker/ 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The fact checking methodology used by the applicant is visible in its website. It contains sufficient information how claims are selected, how evidence is used, and the categories used based on the level of truth of each claim. Moreover, the same page contains information about the correction policies applied by the applicant. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Based on a sample of fact checks published by the applicant, it is safe to conclude that the evidence used in each case, can help readers come to their own conclusion on the accuracy of the evidence provided. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Based on the content of fact checks produced in the past six months, one can conclude that the applicant target all political parties equally. There is no evidence to suggest that the applicant supports a particular political party or is affiliated with a political party or a business group. 


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.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The number of internal documents attached to this application, suggest that the applicant has a clear policy on non-partisanship for staff. The organizational statute, the code of ethics and conducts, the confidentiality declaration, are some of the key internal document that prevent its staff from any partisanship support. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

All fact checks published by the applicant contain evidence, which in most cases is a hyperlink that leads the reader to the original source. In this way the user can replicate their work if they wish. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

A random sample of fact checks show that in most cases primary sources are used to verify the accuracy of the story. In cases when another media is subject to a fact checking story, the argument is provided as a screenshot or a link directing users to the original story as well as to the evidence refuting the accuracy of the story. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

There are cases when more than one evidence is used in a story. However, the standard principle is at least one evidence is available in each tory. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Based on the random sample, we can conclude that relevant interests of the sources are used and the reader might reasonably conclude if those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. 


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.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Krypometer is the fact-checking section of Internews Kosova and BIRN Kosova.

https://prishtinainsight.com/krypometer-kosovos-first-fact-checker/

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

It is clear in the website explanation that 'Krypometer' is a fact-checking section of Internews Kosova and BIRN Kosova. This section also explains the legal status of the organization, which is a non-governmental organization registered according to the law in Kosovo. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The transparency of funding is also provided in the website of the applicant. A special section of it contains all annual financial reports, including the independent audit report provides details about each source of funding.  


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.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has shared the impressum, which contains information about the organizational structure as well as the key people on the editorial team. 


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The link shared by the applicant leads to the website section that contains the biographies of all staff members. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

There are different channels of communication that the applicant uses to invite people to communicate with the editorial team, both from the website as well as through social networks.  


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.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has shared a link that leads to the website section that contains a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

A random sample of published fact checks shows that the applicant has chosen claims that are relevant, timely and important for the wellbeing of the society or individuals. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

All fact checks contain ample evidence to support the accuracy/falsehood of the claim. This evidence usually comes in the form of hyperlink, video or screenshot.  


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

From a random sample it appears that the applicant uses the same working standards regardless of who made the claim. 


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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

Most claims selected for fact-checking are public claims, recorded, saved or published in the media. 


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Internews Kosova encourages readers to send claims to fact-check reports which is done under a special section of our platform KALLXO.com which is titled Report Corruption: https://api.kallxo.com/en

The reports are posted in the website and the guidelines on how to report are provided on the link: https://api.kallxo.com/en/how-to-report 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The website contains a section that encourages readers to send claims or 'report' about anything, where they also have the technical mechanisms to support their claims with evidence, by attaching photos or other documents. Moreover, the website also contains the guidelines on how to report.  


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has a special section called "Letter to the editorial team", which provides details about the corrections or complaints policy. This section is easily visible and accessible on the organization’s 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
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The policy of identifying claims for fact-checks is all inclusive, regardless of ethnic, political and religious backgrounds of the people involved. There is ample evidence in each case to support or undermine the claim. 


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

We have had one reaction on a Krypometer article, which was edited after the reaction was received. The article contains the note on the edit. https://kallxo.com/krypometer/memorandumi-me-ambasaden-norvegjeze-per-dialogun-eshte-nenshkruar-edhe-nga-qeveria-kurti/

There were no other reactions. 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has provided one example where a correction was requested and after receiving new evidence the article was modified. At the bottom of the article it is explain that this article was changed due to new evidence. 


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

A hyperlink is provided in the website of the applicant where people can reach directly to IFCN in case they believe there is a violation of the IFCN Code. 


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
05-Jul-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Not applicable to Krypometri. 

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
06-Oct-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant has its own correction policy. 


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.