A. Responsible journalism
Ensuring high editorial standards is central to everything oktelugu Media journalists do at oktelugu Media. Oktelugu Media believes that a combined and coordinated effort from reporters, editors and producers is needed to achieve good quality journalism. A successful editor tells the reporters about every aspect of the report, so that the reporters can present a holistic picture in their coverage.
At Oktelugu Media, reporters, sub-editors, content writers in all levels carefully check all editorial material before publication, and only then is it made live on websites.
Many stringent standards are ensured by the observance of our comprehensive Editorial Policy that lays down the Code of Conduct and guidelines for its journalists. Oktelugu Media stands by its ethical stand of ‘No Influencers Policy’ which ensures that its stories are not influenced by any external bias. No one working with us engages in partisan political activity or makes any contributions to candidates or advocacy organisations.
Our objective is to provide non-partisan and independent coverage of news. It is expected from the working staff that they will not act in any manner which will damage the image of the organisation.
It is possible that some of our journalists’ close relatives or friends are in politics or the legal profession. In such cases, they are sensitised about the gravity of the situation and the added responsibility they have to ensure that their reporting or news coverage remains completely unbiased. It is the responsibility of a journalist to keep an eye on public events/rallies, even if they do not cover the beat assigned to them.
While publishing any political news, our reporters are particular about quoting political leader is in the right context. Oktelugu Media employees remain neutral and give equal space to all parties without any fear or favour when reporting political news.
Oktelugu Media publishes detailed analysis of major political events occurring on the State, national and international events in order to make the readers aware of them. Oktelugu Media staff is constantly sensitized to remain honest towards their work, so that any and all accusations of biased reporting/coverage are avoided at all costs. In case a staff member witnesses such a situation, they are encouraged to inform their editor, so that preventive and corrective action can be taken in time to avoid any untoward situation such as a conflict of interest.
Oktelugu believes that journalism is not only an occupation but also a calling which requires Oktelugu to present the correct picture of the world. Oktelugu guiding principles encourage the employees to answer questions and also raise new questions.
E. Freedom of Expression
Both, Oktelugu journalistic as well as managerial staff are provided with a fair chance to express them freely and present their opinion. They can also present their views on news which they are not reporting. A standard has been specified for that, and it is ensured that it is followed. The quotes are always accurate. If it is necessary to shorten the length of a certain quote due to any reason, our staff makes it a point to ensure that the meaning of the quote does not change.