This is a DRAFT Editorial Statement. To contribute to the development of this statement, please sign up to the IN-CJ Discussion Forum.
As a community-focussed project, the International Network for Criminal Justice approach to sourcing, gathering, editing and sharing stories will be determined by a clear code of practice that is co-written by the participants, the project advisors and partners. Transparency and accountability are essential principles in building trust for local and alternative forms of media, and while much of this can be achieved through trusted relationships, it is essential that IN-CJ apply appropriate standards and processes if members of the public have a complaint or problem with the content that is produced and shared.
You can read an example of an Editorial Standards policy that we are using as a model here: Leicester Stories Editorial Standards Code