Being an honest and dedicate media service, Khabarwaale shall adopt the following code of ethics, which shall apply to all the employees/agents of Khabarwaale, in pursuance of the vision and mission it has set for itself:
  1. Adhere to the journalistic values of truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability, giving no priority to commercial or political interests over professional consideration. Their conduct shall be free from fraud or deception and conforming to the accepted professional standards of conduct.
  2. Enterprise to get to the actuality and declare it in our factual, information and news bulletins without ambiguity in a manner which leaves no doubt about its validity and accuracy.
  3. Prevent conflict of interest or otherwise in a manner that creates or appears to create a conflict with the interest of Khabarwaale unless they make full disclosure of all facts and circumstances.
  4. Treat our people with due respect and address every issue with due attention to present a clear, factual and accurate picture while giving full consideration to the feelings of victims of crime, war, persecution and disaster, their relatives and our viewers, and to individual privacy and public decorum.
  5. Should not reveal the identity of the victims of accidents, disasters or crimes, especially those sexually abused, except with the consent of those victims or when there is a major public interest that prevails. The same treatment should be extended to vulnerable persons (the sick, the disabled, refugees, minors, etc).
  6. Communicate opinion surveys and statistical information in precise terms and any conclusions, to contextualize the results, and to specify accuracy, including estimated error and methodological criticism or flaws.
  7. Welcome fair and honest media competition without allowing it to affect adversely our standards of performance and thereby having a “scoop” would not become an end in itself.
  8. Present the diverse points of view and opinions without bias and partiality.
  9. Recognize diversity in human societies with all their races, cultures and beliefs and their values and intrinsic individualistic so as to present unbiased and faithful reflection of them.
  10. Acknowledge a mistake when it occurs, promptly correct it and ensure it does not recur.
  11. Observe transparency in dealing with the news and its sources while adhering to the internationally established practices concerning the rights of these sources.
  12. Maintain the confidentiality of those sources that demand it, or of those sources whose life, physical or mental integrity or workplace could be in jeopardy if their identity were revealed.
  13. Distinguish between news material, opinion and analysis to avoid the snares of speculation and propaganda.
  14. Stand by colleagues in the profession and give them support when required and defend freedom of the press.

Community Rules & Guideline

We value thoughtful, constructive discussion, but comments that attack an author or smear an organisation are not acceptable. Contributions that offer information or clarifications on breaking news stories are also valued. Complaints about our content or coverage should be sent to khabarwaale@gmail.com. The following are general guidelines that influence whether or not a comment will be accepted:
  1. Personal attacks on authors, other users or any individual are not tolerated, and users who repeatedly post such comments may be banned.
  2. Comments featuring swearing, name-calling or otherwise abusive language are unacceptable.
  3. We value robust debate and understand that people often feel strongly about the topics debated on the site, but please show respect for the views and beliefs of other users. By being polite and civil, you ensure that the topic remains the focus of the debate and that our pages remain conducive to intelligent discussion.
  4. Keep your posts relevant. If you post a comment that is not related to the topic being discussed, it may be deleted. Comments about moderation decisions or general comments about Al Jazeera will likely also be deleted.
  5. Comments that are racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise offensive will not be tolerated. There is a difference between criticizing a government, organisation or belief and attacking people because of their race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
  6. Comments that incite people to commit a crime will not be tolerated.
  7. Comments must be in English. No other languages are accepted on the site.
  8. Keep your comments coherent. If the moderator cannot understand your comment because of poor spelling, grammar or logic, it will be deleted.
  9. Do not post content which you have copied from someone else and for which you do not have the copyright.
  10.  DO NOT SHOUT. Writing in caps is considered shouting in web etiquette.
  11. No spamming or flooding. Do not repost the same message, or very similar messages, more than once.
  12.  No advertising, promotion of products or services, or posting of web links (URLs).
  13.  No impersonating. Impersonating anyone (including other members) is unacceptable.
  14.  No inappropriate usernames.
  15.  No personal information. It is not acceptable to publicise yours or anyone else’s contact details, including address, place of employment, telephone number, email address, etc.
  16. We will not accept defamatory comments capable of damaging the reputation of an organisation or individual in the eyes of right thinking members of the public.
  17. We will not tolerate comments that are in contempt of court. This means anything that could prejudice on-going or forthcoming court proceedings.
  18. We will delete comments that break a court injunction. This is when court orders prohibit the release of specific information, such as the names or whereabouts of people involved in a court case.
  19.  Spelling and grammar will not be corrected when comments are posted on blogs. However, we reserve the right to correct spelling and grammar when publishing comments elsewhere on our site.
  20. Because of the volume of comments received, we cannot review individual moderation decisions or alter comments once they have been published.