Editorial, News and Sharing Policies
Truth in Publishing Policy (Statement)
These policies have been introduced, revised and updated as of February 22, 2022 by the Globcal International Executive Council. These policies refer to: all Creative Commons 1.0 to 4.0 licensed content (editable by members anonymously) which is viewable by the public on our WebSite(s); all originally produced and promoted content written by one or more of our members in our WebSite(s) Blogger Namespaces; and all content that is published, republished or shared using links, posts, or status updates on platforms such as Google, LinkedIn, Meta, Twitter, and YouTube.
An 'article' or 'piece' is a written work published in a print or any creative work product from the electronic medium that displays or describes and event or a situation. It may be for the purpose of propagating news, research results, academic analysis, or debate. Creative Works produced by Globcal International. its authors and its divisions are never based in propaganda or pure speculation; all published content including commentary is done so and made in good-faith with benevolent aims in the great global civilization.
Five Types of Content
Globcal International, its authors and its divisions publishes five types of content:
News articles, which are based on only factual information that can be confirmed or verified from three or more accurate sources. Globcal International content is not endorsed with advertising, none of the links provided in articles, blogs, news and press releases are directed towards political or religious agendas. These articles may be produced by the [organization] or [staff writer], most often they will specifically cite the source of information or the actual author. All 'articles' now and in the future will be labelled as such using semantic tags.
Commentary and opinion, all perspective based opinions that are based in our philosophical worldview do not necessarily reflect the position of the organization. Commentary pieces are usually based to win consent and are legal standing positions that can be achieved in a court of law or through supporting their prepositions. All 'commentary' work now and in the future will be labelled as such using semantic tags.
Sponsored articles, are regular articles that have been commissioned based on the request of an objective source about an interest, issue, person, or subject. There is no objective difference between a 'news article' and a 'sponsored article' because they rely on reliable secondary references. All 'articles' now and in the future will be labelled as such using semantic tags.
Websites, all content served using the Internet and electronic data storage systems that are publicly accessible without being a member of one of our divisions. All 'websites' now and in the future will be labelled as such using semantic tags, encoding or special markup in the header or footer sections of each display an instance of © using an electronic browser. None of our websites collect personal information or engage in commerce; all non-commercial non-profit activities, donations and membership are voluntary.
Intranet, there are no laws implied or suggested in existence that regulate member-only paid content, corporate content or compel civil society organizations to reveal private or confidential information that is only available based on a paid membership. Users of our Intranet platform are bound by the Bylaws of the parent organization.
About Our Content
Expertise: Our authors, editors, journalists, and writers are experts; those who are not are novices and referred to as collaborators, all are Verified Fact-Checkers. We receive news from other people – we are rarely there to see events in the news for ourselves. We rely on our members to give us accurate information about what happened to write original content or to share reliable facts about stories that need to be told to bring attention to a particular problem that can be solved. It is important for our experts to base what they say on solid evidence, careful reporting and strict ethical standards.
In summary Globcal International is both a reliable 'source' of news (public interest) based on the actions of our actors (personnel and volunteers) and the organization publishes information about ourselves and others through qualified writers and contributing editors.
Questions Readers Want to Know
Who made this? Do they have a good professional reputation? Are they reporting on an area they normally focus on? The answer is yes, yes and yes; all Globcal International editors have backgrounds that include professional experience in the areas that they write about, many of the articles that are written are written from a relative perspective or based on an author's focus or experience with the subject matter. All Globcal International (active members) maintain a self-published online profile, based on an international standard - members that do not meet this standard are not afforded publishing or authorship privileges.
Most articles published by Globcal International demonstrate the following qualities:
Labels: The purpose of the story is clear
Description: A short concise description based on the first paragraph
References: You can find and access the sources
Local: The piece uses local knowledge terms
Diversity: The story brings in two or more kinds of people
Actionable: The website allows readers to participate or contact the responsible party
Methods: We can tell the process used to make the story if based in second hand or first hand knowledge directly connected to the source of the information
Best Practices: The journalist or news organization explains their ownership and standards