Media Outlet W D Hoard & Sons Company Legal Entity W D Hoard & Sons Company Date of first publication 14/04/2023 Date of Latest Change 30/10/2023

12. Responsibility for Sources

A Media Outlet shall ensure that the sources used for its journalism are dealt with responsibly and their anonymity protected when justified.

12.1. Anonymity

The procedures for granting anonymity to sources shall be covered by the Editorial Guidelines. The reason for anonymity should be clarified for the public.

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Anonymity is granted only on letters to the Editor. All letters must be signed by the submitter, however we will withhold names upon request.

12.2. Privacy Rights

Editorial guidelines should protect the privacy rights of individuals and their safety.

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12.3. Independence and Sources

There should be guidelines on establishing relations with sources which protect the independence of the journalism.

Are there guidelines to ensure the independence of journalism relative to the sources for content?


12.4. Diversity of Sources

Editorial guidelines should ensure that a diversity of sources are consulted in producing journalistic content with adequate time for response.

Do the guidelines ensure that a diversity of sources is used in the production of your journalistic content?