Fact Checking

Fact-Checking Policy

Here at Nepal Online Patrika, we do our best to be perfectly clear and precise with words, headlines, and URLs and understand that information brings power and responsibility.

This includes identifying information such as names, locations, factual statements, and accounts related to the content.

Writers do their own fact-checking using their own judgment and information under the light of our Ethics Policy.

Nepal Online Patrika can and will use fact-checkers both online and within the editorial team in certain circumstances if need be.

We are committed to non-partisanship, transparency of sources, transparency of funding, and being open to reasonable criticism and corrections in our organization. We check the information with all related parties before publishing it online.

If we receive a claim regarding fact-checking on our website, we first contact the source of the claim for further elaboration and supporting information. We also contact individuals and organizations who would have more information about or have relevant experience on the subject at hand, as well as researching relevant literature (news articles, scientific and medical journal articles, books, interview transcripts, statistical sources) that has bearing on the topic.

We do not fact-check opinions but we always will underline the difference between informative content and opinion content.

Nepal Online Patrika values its readers with the belief that journalism is a pillar of checks and balances in a democratic society as it believes in fair and accurate information.

Nepal Online Patrika has its own internal database, which contains all necessary data, profiles, dates, names, positions, events, etc. to be used for fact-checking. The editorial team uses fact-checkers when deemed necessary.

We are, therefore, committed to being clear, accurate, and precise with the news/content published on our platform.

Our editorial team understands that the stories will have a significant impact on society. Therefore, the team acts responsibly while working on a story or any content that includes identifying information such as names, positions, factual statements, or accounts.

Nepal Online Patrika’s team strictly verifies all information they collect for a news story or an article by going through multiple steps such as cross-the facts, statements of eye witnesses, public records, source documents, or any other accounts made in relation to a story to ensure accuracy.

Reporters and writers at Nepal Online Patrika must be precise with their words or headlines.

Reporters contact the news source or an individual or an organization for supporting information.

If we believe we should fact-check or otherwise correct information on our website please report it to [email protected] and we will do our best to investigate every claim.