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Raskrinkavanje

Organization: Raskrinkavanje
Applicant: Emir
Assessor: Milica Šarić

Background

Raskrinkavanje.ba is a fact-checking unit founded in 2017 by a civil society organization “Zašto ne”.

Assessment Conclusion

The applicant is a trustworthy website that fact-checks media outlets’ claims with respect of high standards.

on 02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago)

Milica Šarić assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Aplikant je kredibilan portal posvećen proveri medijskih objava. Aplikant u svom radu poštuje visoke standarde novinarstva i vodi se javnim interesom.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje is a fact-checking project developed by the Civic Association "Why not" (Udruženje građana “Zašto ne”), as specified in our “About” page: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju

CA “Why Not” is a legal entity registered in the register of civic associations within the Ministry of Justice of FBiH on January 9th 2001 under No. 56, Book 1 of the register, with registration number 03-054-992/97-2. Scanned copy of the Decision on the Registration, is in the attachment.

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Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago)

The applicant is legally registered and details of this are easily found on its website.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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?

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

1. Raskrinkavanje was launched in December 2017. by the citizen association “Zašto ne”. Since 2010, our organization has been running another fact-checking platform, Istinomjer, which checks accuracy and consistency of statements by public officials and monitors the fulfillment of their parties’ pre-election promises. In that work, we noticed a growing need for a similar approach in the sphere of media accountability. We have often faced problematic claims that were not coming from politicians, but rather from the media which reported on their statements. Since Istinomjer is committed to strengthening the political accountability of public officials and does not deal with the verification of media information, such claims were never rated on that platform. Starting a separate platform for fact checking the media was, therefore, the next logical step for us.

2. Raskrinkavanje’s team includes editorial board (Editor-in-chief, Editor, Executive editor, Communications editor and one advisory member of editorial board), 5 in-house journalists, 4 external journalists/researchers and a creative director. The platform shares the organization's resources for financial and project administration and coordination, proofreading, design, web and social media management and other tasks as needed.

Information about Raskrinkavanje’s team can be found on our Impressum page: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum

3. CA "Zašto ne" is an organization that works on the creation of a safe, secure, healthy, active, efficient and accountable society. We aim to achieve that through increasing civic participation, influencing government accountability and promoting the use of new technology tools in BiH in partnership with other stakeholders including formal and informal groups, organizations, institutions and individuals.

The organization’s goals are grouped in 7 main program areas:

Fact-checking and promotion of accountability

Civic participation

Monitoring of the government and political processes

Research and advocacy

Promoting the use of technology

Civic education for elections

“Why Not” Knowledge Factory

More information about our individual projects within these program areas is available on the organization's website: https://zastone.ba/organizacija/

In addition to our two fact-checking platforms, we carry out activities such as training of journalists and students in the field of fact-checking and media literacy.

We are one of the founding members of SeeCheck - https://seecheck.org/a network of platforms engaged in fact-checking and fighting against disinformation in Southeast Europe.

4. In the next year we will continue to develop our platform and tackle disinformation in BiH and the region through various fact-checking content. While keeping our focus on fact-checking, we will also continue the work on publishing different in-depth analysis regarding the current events and issues of public importance and society's well-being. In the coming period we will as well continue to tackle disinformation before it happens when possible, through our new regular “prebunking” type of content, which we launched recently. We will continue to make our content available to a global audience, through regular content translation and publishing on the English version of our site: https://en.raskrinkavanje.ba/

In the coming period, we will also start implementing a new communication strategy, which we are currently finalizing and which will improve our reach and impact.

We also plan to work on the further development and re-designing of our website. This includes adding the new functionalities to our existing website, as well as change of overall design.

We intend to continue the efforts to build further and stronger cooperation with the fact-checking community, both individually and through our regional fact-checking network SeeCheck - a network of fact-checking platforms from SEE region whose close work and dedication to fact-checking resulted in number of collaborations and a creation of SEECheck website and regional virtual newsroom.

We will also continue our partnership with Facebook through Meta's Third Party Fact-Checker program and continue to look for similar partnerships in order to make our work more visible.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The unit is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking, with a feasible strategic plan going forward.


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

In the last six months, Raskrinkavanje published more than 300 fact-checks, which is on average more than 12 fact-checks per week. All fact-checks published in the above mentioned period can be found here: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analize


Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant has published 300 debunking fact-cheks over the course of the six months, the average 11.5 per week. Besides that, the applicant regularly publishes weekly analyses, as well as analyses on important topic such as femicide, mass school shootings etc.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

On average, over 90% 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.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Our organization has no commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians or political parties in the country. Our work is funded through projects of donors like international organizations and embassies, as well as through Meta's Third Party Fact-Checker program.

Donors have no influence on our work. The work we do is performed strictly in line with our methodology and non-partisanship policy, which ensures objectivity and impartial approach to topics, research and ratings, regardless of source of disinformation.

All information on Raskrinkavanje’s funding for this and previous years can be found on this link: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju


Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant’s editorial output is not, in the view of the IFCN, controlled by the state, a political party or politician.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

We don't have any commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians or political parties in the country.

In our work, we fully adhere to the principles of impartiality and prevention of conflicts of interest, which are defined by the principles of our parent organization and can be found at this link: https://zastone.ba/organizacija/

All information about our non-partisanship policy can be found at this link: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

As the majority of independent media and non-government organizations in the Balkans, the applicant receives funding from foreign state sources.

The applicant 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.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje fact-checks and debunks disinformation and media manipulations from a wide source of media, from public broadcasters and commercial media outlets to anonymous "click-farm" outlets and social media pages. In accordance with our methodology, we use a dozen different ratings, so it would be hard to provide examples of consistency and coherent approach for each separate rating.

When it comes to political discourse in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, the disinformation that we debunk targets members of different political parties and ethnic groups in BiH. This includes representatives of both parties in power and opposition parties in various levels of government.

Although our work in the last year was significantly focused on the false and misleading claims regarding the war in Ukraine, we also published a number of fact-checks related to local political processes and politicians. Besides that, we had general elections in 2022, which greatly contributed to that as well. The following examples demonstrate that we follow our methodology consistently, irregardless of which political actors or which parts of the political spectrum are targeted by disinformation or manipulation:

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/opozicija-od-ambasada-nije-dobila-zadatak-za-unistavanje-institucija-srpske (targets opposition parties in Republika Srpska)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/stanivukovic-nije-tweetom-zahvalio-malagurskom-na-vodenju-kampanje (targets Major of Banjaluka Draško Stanivuković, member of PDP party)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/od-satire-do-lazne-vijesti-milorad-dodik-nije-poslao-pismo-upozorenja-cik-u (targets Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/zeljko-komsic-nije-nazvao-srbe-nacistima-i-fasistima (targets Željko Komšić, BiH Presidency Member)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/fotosopirani-plakat-semsudina-dedica-shvacen-kao-pravi-na-drustvenim-mrezama (targets politician Šemsudin Mehmedović, member of SDA party)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/niksic-i-mijatovic-nisu-izjavili-ono-sto-im-se-pripisuje-na-drustvenim-mrezama (targets politicians Nermin Nikšić, FBiH Prime Minister and SDP president, and Vojin Mijatović, Minister and vice-president of SDP party)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/izmisljena-izjava-ministra-nesica-o-izrucenju-sakiba-mahmuljina (targets politician Nenad Nešić, Minister and President of DNS party)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/izmisljena-izjava-i-montirana-fotografija-elmedina-konakovica (targets politician Elmedin Konaković, Minister and president of Narod i Pravda party)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/lazni-intervju-marinka-cavare-kao-reklama-za-bitcoin-platformu (targets politician Marinko Čavara, member of HDZ party and former FBiH President)

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/manipulativni-izborni-narativi-izmisljeni-dokazi-da-je-jelena-trivic-strana-placenica (targets politician Jelena Trivić, President of Narodni Front party)

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who/which media made the claim.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje bases its work on an impartial, independent and thorough verification of media information. Our methodology outlines the basic principles of how the platform operates, including:

The principles of selection of the content and media outlets which are monitored and rated on the platform;

Rating of specific items of media content and media themselves;

Use of sources for research, structure of fact-checking analyses, and methodology for creating lists of media with questionable credibility.

The “Selection of media” and “Selection of Claims and articles” parts of the methodology describe how our approach guarantees objectivity and impartiality in the selection of claims that are rated on Raskrinkavanje.

Our methodology can be found on this link: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/metodologija


Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, seems to consider the reach and importance of claims it selects to check and publishes a short statement on its website to set out how it selects which media and what claims to check.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

In the assessed sample of the applicant’s work, there was no visible need for the applicant to disclose any interests of the sources it quotes so the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. The same applies for the commercial or other such relationships.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

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.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Our non-partisanship policy, including its application on staffing, can be found on this link: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju

The application of the non-partisanship policy on the staff can also be found on the website of our parent organization on this link: https://zastone.ba/organizacija/

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site.

On its site, 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.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in its fact-checks, providing relevant links where the source is available online, in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish.


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

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.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

In the assessed sample of the aplicant’s work, there was no need for the applicant to identify any relevant interests of the sources it used, so the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje is one of two fact-checking sections of parent organization CA ”Why not”, as noted in our “About” page: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju, and in our Impressum: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum

Information about legal status and scope of work of CA “Zasto ne” as the parent organization can be found on this link - https://zastone.ba/organizacija

The statute of the organization is available on this link: https://zastone.ba/app/uploads/2023/02/STATUT-Zasto-ne.pdf

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant is a unit of an independent organization. It has a page on its website detailing each source of funding for the last 6 year. The applicant also makes clear who is its publisher, a non-government organization.


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Raskrinkavanje is one of two fact-checking sections of parent organization CA ”Why not”, as noted in our “About” page: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju and in our Impressum: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum

Information about legal status and scope of work of CA “Zasto ne” as the parent organization can be found on this link: https://zastone.ba/organizacija

The statute of the organization is available on this link: https://zastone.ba/app/uploads/2023/02/STATUT-Zasto-ne.pdf

Information about the parent organization's income is available on this link: https://zastone.ba/organizacija/

More detailed information on Raskrinkavanje’s funding for this and previous years can be found on this link: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant is the fact-checking unit of another parent organization. It makes clear statement on ownership on its website.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Information about Raskrinkavanje’s team is published in our Impressum: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

A page on the applicant’s website sets out the applicant’s organizational structure and makes clear by whom editorial control is exercised.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Names and biographies of all members of the Raskrinkavanje team are published in our Impressum: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressum


Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

A page on the applicant’s website details the professional biography of all those who, according to the organizational structure, play a significant part in its editorial output.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Contact information (mail and telephone) that are indicated as one of the possibilities of contacting the team is published in our Impressum: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/impressumwhile links to our social media pages are listed in our About section: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju with a note that they can also be used to contact us.

We also regularly communicate with our readers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant provides easy means on its website for users to communicate with the editorial team, through a phone number, 2 emails and links to social networks.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Our methodology can be found at this link: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/metodologija

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant publishes on its website a thorough statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact-checks.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the importance of the claims, with evident public interest.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

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, when possible.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

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.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant seeks where needed to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence, noting that this is often not possible or needed with online claims, and if the person/media that makes the claim fails to reply in a timely way this does not impede the fact-check.


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

A section titled “Sugestije” is clearly visible in the main menu of our website. It leads to a drop-down menu which includes an option “Prijavi članak” that leads to a form that our readers can use to send any questionable information to our team for a review. The form also contains instructions on how to file a “report” and explanations to the readers on what they can and can’t expect to be fact-checked. It communicates that if the reported article contains some form of manipulation as defined by our methodology, the article will be fact-checked and the reader’s report will be linked to the published debunk. We also explain that they can expect to see a debunk of the reported claim (if published) on this link: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/sugestije

In addition to this form on the page, we encourage our readers to contact us and report any questionable piece of information via social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and - if a claim isn’t fact-checkable - the applicant will inform the user of the reason.

The applicant also links fact-checks to reports of claims, which is a good approach to crowdsourcing.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Our corrections policy is published in our “About” section: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant has a corrections / complaints policy that is easily accessible on the organization’s website. The applicant also publishes a separate document that contains corrections of analyzes from 2022 to this day.


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The policy sets out clear definition of what it covers, how mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact-check, are handled. Based on the analysed sample, policy is adhered to scrupulously.


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

We continue to adhere to our policy in the same way as we used to from the beginning of our work. We provide a clear note of any additional changes made in published fact-checks (other than corrections of typos, formatting and similar) where new, or information different from what’s published, is obtained.

Examples:

1. Following the reactions and complaints of the media outlets, we changed some of the ratings, the headline and the lead of the fact-check published in June 2022. Some of the initial ratings were changed due to the lack of material evidence which could determine if the false claim was published by intention or by mistake. More elaborate explanation of the issue, including the statement on the correction can be found on this link:

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/mural-posvecen-divjaku-nije-predstavljen-28-maja

2. In the fact-check published in August 2022, it was wrongly stated that, among others, the website Večernje novosti did not publish the publicly available statement which refutes the false claims published in their article. After the website contacted us and pointed out that the aforementioned statement was published on their website, the error was immediately corrected. More elaborate explanation of the issue, including the statement on the correction can be found on this link:

https://raskrinkavanje.ba/analiza/cijena-parkinga-u-nultoj-zoni-u-banjoj-luci-nije-udvostrucena

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Analyse of the examples the applicant provided, as well as the document that contains corrections of analyzes from 2022 to this day, the applicant made corrections openly and transparently.


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Information about complaints regarding the IFCN Code can be found in the section "Correction of incorrect statements" on our About page: https://raskrinkavanje.ba/o-raskrinkavanju

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant informs users that if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN, with a link to the IFCN site.

It does so on its corrections/complaints page which is also the page where it declares itself an IFCN signatory.


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.

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.

Raskrinkavanje
26-Jul-2023 (7 months ago)

Not applicable (we are a project of a CSO, not a media company).

Milica Šarić Assessor
02-Sep-2023 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

N/A - the applicant is not a fact-checking unit of a media company.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Milica Šarić.