JTI

The Media Outlet has been independently certified according to the JTI Programme and CWA 17493:2019.

Deloitte

Certified by

Deloitte

Date of certification

13/01/2022

Contact details

477 Collins Street
3000 Melbourne
Australia

Media Outlet GMX News Legal Entity 1&1 Mail & Media GmbH Date of first publication 21/10/2021 Date of Latest Change 21/12/2021

11. Responsibility for Content Provided by the General Public

11.1. User Generated Content/Eyewitness News

A Media Outlet shall ensure that the same principles of checking for accuracy, legal, and ethical compliance are applied to journalistic content sourced from the general public (UGC or Eyewitness News content) as with all content it publishes.

Does your Media Outlet publish any content that comes not from staff or freelancers but from external sources such as readers/viewers?

No

11.3. Opinion Guidelines

In relation to opinion or comment pieces the guidelines should set clear requirements of the ethical principles expected which may include but is not limited to prohibition of comment due to defamation, privacy, hate speech and harassment. The Media Outlet should make clear its policy on the moderation of such content, whether it is pre or post publication, and its policy on take-down, notice and appeal provisions.

Do your Editorial Guidelines also include provision for ensuring comment material is free from defamation?

Yes

If you want to publish additional information, please provide it here.

Die Regeln für unseren Kommentarbereich sind in unserer Netiquette festgelegt und veröffentlicht (https://www.gmx.net/magazine/in-eigener-sache/Netiquette/). Darin heißt es: "In den Kommentaren soll eine für die Allgemeinheit interessante und rechtskonforme Diskussion stattfinden. Ausdrücklich verboten sind unter anderem: [...] Diskriminierende oder menschenverachtende Äußerungen […] Beleidigungen, Belästigungen [...]"

Do your Editorial Guidelines also include provision for ensuring comment material is free from invasions of privacy?

Yes

If you want to publish additional information, please provide it here.

Aus unserer Netiquette (https://www.gmx.net/magazine/in-eigener-sache/Netiquette/): "Ausdrücklich verboten sind unter anderem: [...] Verletzungen des Persönlichkeitsrechts und der Anonymität Dritter [...]"

Do your Editorial Guidelines also include provision for ensuring comment material is free from hate speech?

Yes

If you want to publish additional information, please provide it here.

Aus unserer Netiquette (https://www.gmx.net/magazine/in-eigener-sache/Netiquette/): "Ausdrücklich verboten sind unter anderem: [...] Verleumdungen, Schmähkritik, Hetze, Hassrede [...]"

Do your Editorial Guidelines also include provision for ensuring comment material is free from harassment?

Yes

If you want to publish additional information, please provide it here.

Aus unserer Netiquette (https://www.gmx.net/magazine/in-eigener-sache/Netiquette/): "Ausdrücklich verboten sind unter anderem: [...] Bedrohungen [...]"

Is it clear to the public whether your Media Outlet’s moderation of such comment is pre- or post-publication?

Yes

Does this policy allow for the removal of offending material?

Yes