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Our Values and Editorial Policy


Values and Mission

FairPlanet sees its role as being in the service of the dignity and rights of all people and creatures that share this planet. We see fairness as the key to a more just world, which also includes respecting our natural habitat - Planet Earth itself.

We believe that in order for public attitudes to ethically shift and for civic engagement on core issues to grow, people need access to substantive and independently-sourced information that originates from the direct perspective of stakeholders. For this reason,  FairPlanet produces independent solution journalism that reports on globally-relevant issues from a local perspective. 

FairPlanet also strives to go beyond reporting and seeks to contribute to the improvement of the lives of people, other living beings and their habitats through constructive solutions-oriented journalism and active project work.

The International Press Code and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals constitute important pillars of our editorial guidelines. 

Editorial Policy

FairPlanet, its editors and journalists are endowed with a right to freedom of expression, protected under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998. 

Our audiences have a right to freely access our reporting. FairPlanet does not implement a paywall and does not sell its content to third parties; it does grant access and/or republishing rights to non-profit news organisations. Our content is licensed under the Creative Commons Licence Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

We operate in the public interest - reporting stories of significance to our audiences and holding power to account. In our journalism in particular we seek to establish the truth and adhere to the highest reporting standards to provide coverage that is fair, balanced, clear and accurate. 

Our investigations are impartial and seek to reflect the views and experiences of our audiences. Thus, our output includes a breadth and diversity of opinion, and no significant strand of thought is under‐represented or omitted. 

Our values are guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and we are independent of outside interests and arrangements that could compromise our editorial integrity. Our editorial standards do not require absolute neutrality on every issue - nor do they deviate from fundamental democratic principles.