RBC-Ukraine is independent of political, economic, and other influential groups. The choice of topics for publication and their importance to the reader entirely depends on the editorial team. The agency does not take any side in conflict situations and adheres to the principle of maximum objectivity.
In the legal aspects of the work, RBC-Ukraine is guided by the norms of Ukrainian legislation, international agreements ratified by Ukraine, and the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.
The editorial policy of the agency cannot harm the national interests of Ukraine. At the same time, RBC-Ukraine recognizes that the personal positions of officials, deputies, and other individuals representing the state may conflict with the national interests of the country. Respect for democratic values, human rights and freedoms, independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the need to defend against any external aggression are unconditional priorities of the editorial policy.
The editorial policy conforms to the standards accepted in developed countries.
The editorial team does not support any forms of propaganda of violence and discrimination. In particular, offensive, xenophobic, racist, homophobic, and slanderous statements are not allowed for publication.
Journalists who violate these principles will be held accountable, up to the termination of cooperation.
The agency publishes truthful information to the extent its accuracy can be determined. Fact-checking, as well as unbiased and objective presentation, is a direct responsibility of RBC-Ukraine journalists. A clear distinction between facts and opinions is a fundamental principle of our work.
When analyzing facts and determining their credibility, the staff uses all available tools and sources. The material undergoes three stages of verification before publication to avoid factual, grammatical, stylistic, and other errors.
Journalists at RBC-Ukraine are obliged not to disclose the sources of information if they insist on confidentiality. The immediate supervisor has the right to know the source's name in extreme cases, but only if the information remains confidential. These rights and obligations have been repeatedly established by the European Court of Human Rights.
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The editorial team pays great attention to correcting inaccurate information and allowing all interested parties to present their positions following globally accepted journalistic standards. Correcting and supplementing materials is the responsibility of the author and editor, provided that the need for such intervention is proven.
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