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One of the most relevant tasks of journalistic ethics is to establish procedures that reconcile the nature of the facts with the greatest possible objectivity and impartiality in the investigation of your report. In compliance with this criterion, under the assumption that the dissemination of quality information is the main purpose for the existence of this publication, Spotniks declares an unrestricted commitment to the following principles:
1. Confirm the veracity of all information before publishing it, exposing its origin whenever possible so that the spectator also has the opportunity to access it.
2. Maintain a non-partisan attitude, with no direct or indirect links with political parties or established governments.
3. Reject, on an irrevocable and non-negotiable basis, any advertising of a state nature (public banks, state companies, municipalities, federal government actions, etc.).
4. Reject, on an irrevocable and non-negotiable basis, any advertising by private companies undeniably involved in corruption scandals.
5. Practice a insightful journalism in the investigation of information, resorting to safe and reliable sources.
6. Maintain independence and autonomy in relation to the interests of advertisers.
7. Prioritize the approach of themes that are of public interest and encourage the debate of ideas.
8. Allow space for the contradictory, which implies saying that all those directly involved in an issue addressed in journalistic matters have the right to their version of the facts whenever requested.
9. Identify and correct info mistakes made.
10. Produce information with clarity and objectivity.
This publication understands, however, that there is no complete impartiality in political and economic analysis.
If you have recently arrived here and don't have much idea exactly what are the assumptions that guide each content published by our team, we have prepared a short summary of what guides our analysis and reporting.
1. That there is no path of development without the strengthening of institutions that embrace equality, market freedom, free association, tolerance between peoples, individual rights and freedom of the press, politics and religion.
2. That dictatorships or governments that are undeniably populist and authoritarian, of different ideological origins, promoters of persecution of minorities and/or disrespect for the rule of law, are harmful to development - which means that it is the duty of the independent press to denounce dictatorships of any ideological matrix.
3. That private companies undeniably committed to lobbying, corruption and manipulation of the market society through political shortcuts or financial crimes, do as much harm to the market economy as populism to the rule of law.
4. That individual rights are non-negotiable and the limit of action of an individual is legally closed when it reaches another individual - which is the same as affirming that no one has the right to prevent their decisions and preferences, be they sexual, recreational or religious.
5. That freedom of expression is an indispensable achievement of civilization that does not guarantee any privilege so that an individual does not feel offended, in the same way that it does not shield any institution from the possibility of suffering protests.
6. That equality of rights is a fundamental precept for the rule of law. This publication understands that everyone - state agents or tax payers - should be treated equally before the law, regardless of color, creed, social class, sexual orientation or political position.
7. That inequality can be divided into two categories: a good one and a bad one. The good is that which derives from human creativity. The bad is the one that arises from reasons other than the value that creativity generates, fruit of a society verticalised through practices such as lobbying and corruption. Spotniks understands that most of our income inequality is the result of bad incentives from our political arrangements and must be fought hard.
8. That skepticism is the wisest way to concentrate power in the hands of the political class. Spotniks, in respect of the precepts of the Iron Law of Oligarchy, developed by the German sociologist Robert Michels, understand that it is inevitable that every great democratic organization - a government, a union, a student organisation - to be captured by an oligarchic elite and that the only way to prevent this concentration of power is to reduce bureaucracy in society and reduce the scope of operation of pressure groups - either through competition (when involving companies, unions, student organisations) or with clear limits of action established by law (when involving the State and its agents).