ICE SPORTS N.V would like to acquaint you with Our Editorial Policy. This Policy outlines Our mission, ethical standards, and how we distinguish our content, as well as the language we permit and use, Our Public Purpose, and our Editorial Mission.
ICE SPORTS N.V is a digital media platform dedicated to providing news and editorials on matters we believe are important to society as a whole and warrant the attention of an informed public. In line with the ethical principles outlined in Our Code of Ethics, Our Public Purposes and Editorial Mission are as follows:
- Educate our audience by presenting the truth to the best of our ability.
- Foster a healthy, fair, balanced, and meaningful exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives.
- Champion or support initiatives that give voice to and bring about tangible improvements for vulnerable and marginalized individuals.
- Drive societal change through knowledge and integrity.
- Highlight stories of individuals worldwide, particularly from India, who inspire change through selfless acts and motivate others to be agents of change.
Accuracy, updates, and error correction are governed by Our Corrections Policy, which we encourage you to refer to.
Conflict Of Interest
A conflict of interest arises when competing interests or loyalties could inappropriately influence a decision or activity at ICE SPORTS N.V, potentially causing harm to ICE SPORTS N.V or its audience. To prevent such scenarios,
- Manage personal finances and professional engagements in line with ICE SPORTS N.V’s Code of Conduct and internal Employees’ Policies.
- Do not participate in the creation of advertorial content.
- Do not accept paid trips or gifts (excluding souvenirs of nominal value) that could influence their reporting. The exception to this rule is for cases where the trip itself is reviewed, and the fact that it was sponsored is disclosed alongside the reportage.
- May accept travel costs and/or speaking fees for events like conferences, as long as it does not pose a conflict of interest. If an employee writes about the event, the fact that such costs or fees were accepted will be disclosed alongside the reportage.
Distinguishing ICE SPORTS N.V’s Content
ICE SPORTS N.V’s content is broadly categorized into two types: news-oriented (news reportage) and views-oriented (editorial or “Op-Eds”). Both categories are entirely independent of each other, prioritizing the reader’s right to access both factually accurate news and diverse perspectives. However, this separation does not compromise the honesty, depth, analysis, or commentary within the content. To enable distinction between news and views, ICE SPORTS N.V may assign hashtags or labels to the published content.
Use Of Obscenities and Profanities
ICE SPORTS N.V. maintains a strict policy against the use of obscenities and profanities in its content. However, exceptions may be made for content where their use is crucial to conveying a significant story that would lose its meaning without them. Prior approval from the executive or managing editors is mandatory for such usage.
In instances where potentially offensive material holds legitimate news value, ICE SPORTS N.V will include visual and/or textual warnings about the content. For example, if we provide a link to a webpage containing material that does not meet our standards for posting original content, we will include a warning such as “Warning: Some images on this site contain graphic violence and may be disturbing” to inform users in advance.
By adhering to this Editorial Policy, we strive to maintain the highest standards of journalism while fulfilling our commitment to transparency and public service.