At The Entrepreneur India (https://theentrepreneurindia.com), our mission is to accelerate India’s tech and startup economy while creating a positive impact on the world of startups and all stakeholders involved. We are dedicated to fostering an ecosystem with high standards of corporate governance and ethics, ensuring the effective and proper utilization of investor funds and grants, including those from the government. Our commitment lies in providing journalism that acts in the interest of the general public and upholds the principles of accuracy, fairness, independence, transparency, and accountability.
Key Elements of Our Mission:
Democratising Startup Data & Tech Intelligence: We aim to provide data-driven, impactful, and unbiased news, along with incisive analysis, on the Indian tech landscape. By making startup data and tech intelligence accessible, we empower our readers to make informed decisions.
Equipping Leaders in India’s Tech and Startup Economy: We strive to equip leaders in India’s tech and startup economy with unbiased news, thoughtful analysis, in-depth research, and a supportive community. Through our content and resources, we help them navigate the rapidly evolving world of tech and drive innovation and growth.
Initiatives for Ecosystem Growth and Development: We are dedicated to initiating and supporting efforts that foster the growth and development of the startup ecosystem. Our vision is to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, highlight India’s position in the world of technology, create more jobs, uplift the social status of the general public, and attract more investments into India.
Scope of These Guidelines:
Our Ethics Policy serves as a guiding framework for upholding the highest standards of journalism, ethics, and integrity at The Entrepreneur India (https://theentrepreneurindia.com) . All our editorial staff, freelancers, and contributors are held accountable to the standards set in this policy. We foster a newsroom environment that encourages passion, collaboration, and mutual respect.
Accuracy and Fairness:
We strive to provide accurate and reliable information, conducting thorough fact-checking before publication.
We verify the credibility and authenticity of our sources to ensure the accuracy of the information presented.
We distinguish between facts and opinions, clearly labeling content that includes personal viewpoints or analysis.
We make every effort to present diverse perspectives and avoid bias or prejudice in our reporting.
Independence and Impartiality:
We maintain editorial independence and avoid conflicts of interest that may compromise our integrity or objectivity.
We transparently disclose any potential conflicts of interest or affiliations that may impact the credibility or perceived impartiality of our content.
We do not accept payments, gifts, or favors that may influence or compromise our editorial integrity.
Transparency and Accountability:
We are transparent about our sources, methodologies, and the process behind our news gathering and reporting.
We promptly and transparently correct any errors, clearly indicating the corrections made to the original content.
We provide avenues for readers to provide feedback, report inaccuracies, or voice concerns about our content.
We respect the privacy and anonymity of our sources, taking measures to protect their identities when necessary.
Respect for Privacy and Consent:
We respect the privacy rights of individuals and seek their consent when publishing personal information or sensitive details.
We adhere to relevant data protection laws and guidelines when handling personal data obtained during our reporting.
We consider the potential impact of our reporting on individuals and exercise sensitivity and empathy when dealing with sensitive subjects.
Our editorial decisions are based on journalistic principles and the public interest, without undue influence from external parties.
We prioritize news stories and topics based on their significance, relevance, and potential impact on our readers.
We distinguish between news reporting and opinion pieces, clearly labeling content that represents personal viewpoints or editorial commentary.
Guidelines Surrounding External Contributors:
Journalists are only as good as their sources. In the interest of transparency and trust, journalists must clarify if the conversation is on the record, anonymous, or off the record. Sound judgment must be exercised in relationships with sources, ensuring impartiality and avoiding personal bias. Accepting hospitality, including gifts, meals, drinks, and accommodation, is highly discouraged to maintain professional detachment. If a relationship becomes personal to the extent that bias is likely to creep in, the journalist must reach out to the Editor-In-Chief.
Disclosures About Our Investors:
The Entrepreneur India (https://theentrepreneurindia.com) reports on all entities that fall into our newsworthiness criteria within the Indian startup ecosystem. On occasion, our coverage might be about companies that have investors who have also invested in The Entrepreneur India (https://theentrepreneurindia.com). All our coverage is independent, balanced, and therefore, some of our coverage may be critical of our own investors. Ownership and funding information is available on our website.
If you have any concerns regarding the quality of our content, despite the organization, the editor, and the author/journalists showing full commitment to their responsibilities, you can reach out to us via email at [email protected]. We will do our best to resolve the issue promptly if it is found to be correct.
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This Ethics Policy serves as a foundation for our commitment to responsible journalism and maintaining the trust of our readers. We encourage open dialogue and feedback from our readers to continuously improve our practices and uphold the highest ethical standards in our news reporting and content creation.