Editorial Ethics on Peru Telegraph
We pride ourselves to publish unbiased news on Peru Telegraph, but many articles or news will not lack a fair amount of criticism by one of our editors.
We at Peru Telegraph respect our readers’ trust and the values and responsibilities of our profession and follow strict guidelines to maintain this trust. Our editors and freelancers will do nothing dishonest or illegal to obtain or alter content. We will not use the content, photos or illustrations of another person or publication without attribution. We do not fabricate quotes, sources or information and then represent them as fact. We do not alter or manipulate photographs beyond minimal adjustments for optimizing their publication or stage news photographs for any of our contents.
Paid content (or advertising) will always be marked clearly as such and not published in any way, that it might be confused with other articles and news.
Any personal opinions by our editors that could cause readers to question the credibility of Peru Telegraph should not be expressed without a clear indication within the content as a quote or similar. Exception is the content that is posted in special sections like our "Editors’ Opinions" or blogs that are based on the personal interpretation and opinion of the publishing editor that might be controversial to some readers.
Any perceived cloak of anonymity associated with usernames can be easily pierced. Information posted on Peru Telegraph under any name can be traced to its originator (Please have a look at our "Terms & Conditions", "Privacy Information" and "Discussion & Submission Guidelines").
Even in our private lives, the ownership of Peru Telegraph and its editors refrain from participating in activities that could compromise our integrity or damage our credibility. Personal opinions about social issues should remain personal.
Our main goal when creating content is to tell the truth as accurately and precise as possible while exhausting all sources available to investigate as thorough as possible before publishing.
You as the reader have a right to know where the information on Peru Telegraph comes from. The use of information and quotes obtained from unnamed sources can erode the confidence of readers and endanger the credibility of our publication. For that reason, we use unnamed sources sparingly. Copyrights and origin of source will be indicated on published content (where applicable). More information can be found in our “Copyright Information”.
These best practices have been established to remind us of our responsibilities to our readers and our profession. We are mindful that our actions not only reflect on us personally, but on Peru Telegraph as well. We hold ourselves accountable and may find ourselves in the awkward position of questioning ourselves on any content that is being published under our name (or alias). Concerns about breaches of these guidelines should be brought to us right away (Peru Telegraph Contact Form).
The Peru Telegraph team