Reporting Truth With Utmost Accuracy

  • Being honest and accurate while reporting/expressing facts, figures, and opinions.
  • Check for accuracy of facts to avoid errors.
  • News stories, images, titles, headings, links, etc., should never misrepresent the actual facts and incidents.
  • Mandatory attribution to other sources and publications while reporting news stories.
  • Multiple checks and adding proper disclosure if the sources referred to aren’t official. Such sources will only be used as a last resort to cover a story.
  • Beware of sources offering information for money.

Minimizing Harm

  • Be sensitive to those affected by an incident while reporting the news story.
  • Show compassion while contacting/interviewing people who may be affected by the concerned news story.
  • Maintain care to respect the privacy and anonymity of sources that might be adversely affected by coverage.
  • Extra care and sensitivity while reporting stories mentioning juveniles, victims of sex/hate/domestic crimes, and self-harm incidents.
  • Include trigger warnings in articles that might include graphic images or descriptions. Use the terms “Warning: graphic images” or “Warning: detailed descriptions”
  • Refrain from giving financial, legal, and health advice in content.

Avoiding Bias And Ensuring Fair Play

  • Maintain a professional detachment to the topic while reporting the story to avoid any bias.
  • Strive to cover all aspects of a news development and update it as per newer developments.
  • Reviews and opinion articles may include personal preferences but those should be supported by facts and actual findings.
  • Accepting monetary benefits of any kind from technology companies is strictly prohibited.

Avoiding Conflict Of Interest And Maintaining Editorial Independence

  • Disclose close relationships with sources and relevant people in the technology industry to respective editors as it might affect coverage.
  • Avoid any secondary employment, activism, or collaborations that may adversely impact journalistic integrity.
  • Deny any favorable treatment to technology companies and advertisers.


  • Strive to maintain the journalistic integrity of Fossbytes Media.
  • Obey the laws applicable in your country.
  • Strive for honesty and refrain from plagiarism.
  • Respect and compassion for all.