Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

Alternatibo news allows you to access alternatibonews.com website. The Website is comprised of various web pages operated by Dok Alternatibo. This Terms of Use shall be applicable to all web pages operated by the site.

The Website is offered to you conditioned on your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Terms of Use. Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and any rules of conduct as Dok Alternatibo may implement.

1. All content published on Alternatibo News is either our property or the property of those who granted us permission to use and publish their works. We hope you understand.
If you want to take content from the website or do something with it, contact for permission. We'll try to respond to requests as soon as possible, but if you explain why you want something from the site, we'll be able to respond more quickly.

2. If you want us to publish your work, we'll need some permission. We'd like to make sure it's okay for us to publish and market your work so that people can read it. This allows us to avoid arguments and conflicts.

3. You will show respect for others online. We welcome all users to submit content to the site, regardless of their background. We will, however, make every effort to keep this site a safe place for everyone, regardless of race, creed, color, or sexual orientation. Harassment of others or the posting of illegal or dangerous content will not be tolerated.

4. Reading and using the site's services implies that you accept these rules and grant us permission to change or add rules as needed, as well as to act on any abusive behavior you attempt on the site. If you do something wrong, we may call you out on it or take away some of your privileges. 

5. We value educated, issue-based discussions at Alternatibo News because we feel they are essential steps toward change. Here in Alternatibo news, we are open to your discussions. We encourage you to share your thoughts on our stories in the comments section. As you discuss the complexities of issues, we ask that you keep a level head and an open mind. 

6. Alternatibo News reserves the right to suspend use and access to the Website at any time, with or without notice, to perform maintenance.

You acknowledge that access to the Website may be disrupted for reasons beyond our control and Alternatibo news cannot guarantee that you will be able to access the Website whenever you desire. Alternatibo News shall not be liable for any interruption, access delay, or failure to the Website caused by causes beyond its reasonable control, or for any disruptions caused by or attributable to your actions.

 EDITORIAL STANDARDS

Research with impact

Given the crucial role that journalism and research play in holding people, institutions, and tech platforms accountable, we are guided by courage, clarity, and action in everything we do.

Alternatibo News does more than break the loudest news. Its unique content comes from top-notch research as well as compelling research, analysis, explainers, and voices from leaders, citizens, and marginalized groups. 

It was the first in the Philippines to pioneer multimedia research, reporting and mobile journalism, breaking through multiple layers to offer live news from the field and combining journalists with broadcast, print, and IT knowledge. The newsroom understands that haste should not come at the expense of its duty to deliver clarity and stimulate critical thinking on today's most pressing topics.
The team of data scientists, analysts, and journalists is behind some of the world’s most groundbreaking work on disinformation and the impact of unregulated platforms on politics, democracy, freedom, human rights, and security.

Empowering the community

For Alternatibo News, the community must be a part of its advocacies on holistic health, transparency and accountability, human rights, press freedom, environmental protection, and gender equality, among others. 

Artificial Intelligence that provides meaning

Alternatibo news' innovation has redefined research, journalism and civic engagement in the AI age. It employed technology to leverage the wisdom of crowds and launched the mood meter to illustrate the power of emotions in actions and decisions at its introduction.


Editorial Standard

Journalism and ethics are inextricably linked because credibility is what allows journalists to do what they do best: convey the truth. Our capacity to be believed by our audience and the general public is likewise harmed by diminished credibility. We avoid any suggestion or perception of unethical action because of this.

With these principles in mind, we have internal guidelines that help us navigate ethical minefields. It's a work in progress that we collectively enrich and fine-tune.

Fact-checking and corrections

Alternatibo news tries to produce clear and interesting stories, videos, graphics, and social media content that are free of errors and placed in the right context, with accuracy at the foundation of our purpose of truth-telling.
Reporters, researchers, and multimedia producers are expected to double-check all elements in their stories and films, from character names and roles to background information.

Editors are in charge of proofreading, refining, and approving text before it is published. We respect meticulous attention to detail since we know it is critical to the high-quality work we strive to produce.

Minor mistakes, such as misspelled words, grammatical faults, and erroneous punctuation marks, are quickly corrected as they are discovered.

Major inaccuracies concerning facts would necessitate additional verification, such as coordinating with reporters, double-checking with trustworthy sources, and consulting government records. Once a serious error has been identified, the narrative, video, graphic, or social media post is quickly corrected.

Facilitating comments

We value educated, issue-based discussions at Alternatibo News because we feel they are essential steps toward change. Here in Alternatibo news, we are open to your discussions. We encourage you to share your thoughts on our stories in the comments section. As you discuss the complexities of issues, we ask that you keep a level head and an open mind.