Freedom of speech is the cornerstone of the information industry, and is a value we uphold. As such, our editorial decision-making processes occur independently of our commercial interests.
No payment shall be made for articles, information, sources or publishing rights; and any paid content such as advertorials will be clearly marked and distinguished. Novum Intelligence’s reporting will never be determined by those who provide financial backing for its work. This will be clearly communicated to financing parties in advance, as well as highlighted to our audience in our reporting.
Accuracy is paramount to editorial integrity, and we will quickly address any factual errors, misrepresentations or other errors raised within reason.
Diversity benefits knowledge creation, and as an industry publication we value equity, diversity and inclusion in published content. This includes diversity of gender, race and geography.
We honour confidentiality and embargoes, but keep them as last resort options. Confidentiality may be deemed necessary in some cases of sensitive reporting. Reporters will however verify sources irrespective of their confidentiality to ensure trustworthy, quality reporting.
Content published by Novum Intelligence is covered by copyright. Authors may not use or authorise use of the contribution without Novum Intelligence’s written consent, except as may be allowed by fair-use law. Requests for republication are welcomed and usually granted.
Based in South Africa, Novum Intelligence adheres to the South African Press Code, which aligns with the country’s Constitution that proclaims freedom of speech and individual dignity. We further follow the values and principles espoused in the Thomson Reuters Handbook of Journalism, especially those relating to the Standards and Values and Guide to Operations.