Fact Checking Policy

We highly value our readers, listeners and viewers. We believe journalism is a key pillar of checks and balances in any functioning society. As such, we are committed to being accurate, clear and precise with the content published on our platform, including any content that appears in our articles, social media posts, URLs, videos, live videos and headlines.

Our team members understand that their stories – including each word they write and statement they report on – can have significant impact and as such, they must act responsibly with the power and influence they have.

Straight Line Team is mandatorily required to verify all information they gather for an article or a video story or a live report by going through multiple steps. These steps include cross-checking any identifiable information especially names, identities, locations, eyewitness statements and any other statements or accounts made in relation to a story.

Each team member has been strongly told to conduct his/her own fact-checking in relation to the above, guided by internal policies, editorial decisions and the Ethics Policy. Wherever and whenever required, StraightLine will use fact-checkers.