Freedom of speech
is the cornerstone of the information industry in which we operate, and is a value we uphold.
our editorial decision-making processes occur independently of commercial interests.
Confidentiality and embargoes
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 verify sources irrespective of their confidentiality to ensure trustworthy, quality reporting.
Corrections and retractions
accuracy is paramount to editorial integrity, and we will quickly address any factual errors, misrepresentations or other errors raised within reason.
we gladly accept contributions that are relevant to our audience and publication’s focus, and will always clearly attribute authors and companies. All contributions are edited to our style and guidelines.
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Declaration of competing interests
authors must disclose any competing interests that might influence their decisions and conclusions of any content.
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.
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No payment or offers of payment shall be made for articles, information, sources or publishing rights; and any paid content such as advertising and advertorials will be clearly marked and distinguished.
Money, influence and freebies
With journalism becoming increasingly sponsored, be it by NPOs, NGOs or sponsored press trips by commercial companies or organs of states, conflict of interest deserves special attention as it diminishes credibility and integrity in journalism and undermines its independence and moral authority.
To avoid conflict of interest, the paying organisation should be completely separated from the reporting process, and have no say or influence in it. The relationship and any agreement between the author and paying organisation should be clearly stated in the article. All of this needs to be communicated with the paying organisation prior to and as principle of any assignment.
Novum Intel’s reporting will never be determined by those who provide financial backing for its work, and this will be clearly communicated to financing parties in advance and highlighted in the reporting.