We, the “24 Live Newspaper”, a concern of the “Uranus Incorporation”, always take our best foot forward to respect the privacy of the personal information of our readers. To make it happens, we created a clear and comprehensive Privacy Policy which we follow thoroughly to ensure the privacy of our readers at any cost. The main idea of our Privacy Policy is not to use any information of our readers without their prior permission, though, we don’t actually collect information of our readers through our websites, www.24livenewspaper.com or maybe refers as “aggregator” or www.bangla.24livenewspaper.com or maybe refers as our “Bangla version”. All these may also refer as “Our services” or “Our other services”. Our readers are not required to provide with their personal information such as names, birthdates or address to read our content or the content we provide in our aggregator through the third-party providers. However, if a third-party content provider requires subscription or registration, we are not responsible for that, and we shall not be questioned for their Privacy Policy. We would like to add a note that, we may change or update our Privacy Policy when we think we should do it, but we’ll surely keep our main idea of Privacy Policy intact.

Children Privacy and Family Safety

We, the 24 Live Newspaper or our aggregator or Bangla version, do not collect any sort of personal information from the readers who are under 13-year of age. And at the same time, we do not create, publish or republish or endorse any content which is believed to be not safe for the families. But take note that, most of the contents in our aggregator are provided by the third-party creators or publisher. We are not responsible for any contents provided by the third parties. We would like to solemnly claim that we are not harmful to the children or family safety and we do not consciously publish any such material.

Aggregated Data and Third-Party Content Policy

In our aggregator, we provide with the data what we bring from the third parties. We shall never be responsible for the data what the third parties do provide. And at the same time, we shall not be responsible for subject, objective and other things that the data of third parties do contain. If you find anything inappropriate in any of the third parties’ data, we shall not be responsible or questionable for such.

Cookies Policy

We, the 24 Live Newspaper or our other service, would like to share with our readers that we may send cookies to your browser aiming to provide you with the better service. Cookies are small and text-only data. It is sent to readers’ or users’ device’s hard disk or browsers to keep records of the behaviour so that a provider or creator or publisher can provide with the personalized experience to its users. Cookies only remember important information that makes your use of the services more convenient. We are glad to inform you that, we do not collect any sort of personal information through Cookies.

Device Information Policy

We do collect the basic information of our readers’ device, from which they access our services such as computers, mobile phones, tablets or other such devices. The basic information includes device model, operating system, device time and date. We collect this information so that we can provide with the best forms of service to our readers or users.

Location Information Policy

To provide with the best-personalized service, we may also collect information related to your location. We sometimes may collect your approximate location from your IP address. We do this to ensure better service for our readers or users.

Ad Policy

We do publish the advertisement in our aggregator or Bangla version. We relentlessly work to show only relevant ads to our readers. Since the advertisement come from various third parties, we can’t always control the content of the ads. You may note that we are not responsible for the subject of the ads shown in our service, which will always be considered as third-party content. And you may also note that some of our ads refresh automatically in every 45 to 120 seconds. We do not show the ads which create conflict with the law and orders of our country- Bangladesh. We would also like to share that; some advertiser may follow their Privacy Policy while showing ads in our service. In that case, any data collected through Cookies will be used according to our Privacy Policy and as well as advertisers’- such as Google, Facebook, local advertisers- Privacy Policy.

Fact-Checking Policy

Given the current age of misinformation, we have created a simple but effective Fact-checking Policy what we follow to provide the readers with the news they need to know.

The core principles of our Fact-checking Policy are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. We believe the people who live in a democratic country do deserve correct information, and this is what we are prompted to come up with a Fact-checking policy.

How we chose a topic to check facts

There is an overwhelming number of claims floating on the internet. So, this is not possible for a company to check every claim comes from different sources. We only focus on the claims what we use in our news stories. We only publish the claims what we can check independently. Before checking a claim made by the politicians, government officials or other parties, we do consider these questions:

  • Does this claim offer news material? If yes, we do consider checking facts. Otherwise, we overlook it.
  • Does this claim come from a verifiable source? We don’t consider an opinion piece to check. We understand that many claims are surfacing around which don’t come from verifiable sources.
  • Does the claim sound wrong or seem misguiding? We only check facts of a claim when we get it from a verifiable source, and it sounds misguiding or wrong. If a claim doesn’t look wrong or misguiding, we consider it not to check.
  • Is the claim significantly important? We don’t consider a claim to check if we get it normal. We don’t consider a claim to check which seems to be a slip of tongue.
  • Is the claim being something that can be share or pass by the others to a major population? If a claim seems to hold no significances to be popular among a larger number of people, we do not consider it to check.
  • Does a claim look like something that a typical person would read and ask: is it true? We consider this sort of claims to check.
  • We only select the claim that comes from political parties, political leaders. We also fact-check the authorities who hold power over and the people who are always at the attention of the mass people.

How we check a claim

After choosing a claim, we go to check it and rate if it is true, half or partially true, half or partially false, false.

We believe the responsibility of proof of a claim is to the speaker, and we only consider a claim as is true, half or partially true, half or partially false, false based on the information available in the public domain in the time of making the statement or claim.

Our fact-check reporters research the selected claim and after that, they join an assigning editor to discuss further. When they came to an agreement on the research, they add two more editors to discuss the rating, and thus we come to a final rating.

During the discussion in a different phase, we try to find out answers to these questions:

  • Is the claim true?
  • Is the claim open for further interpretation?
  • Does the speaker have enough evidence to prove the claim truthiness?
  • And, how did we handle a particular claim in past?

Ethics Policy

As a news organization, we strictly follow all the principles of journalism to provide our readers with quality information.

  • As a news and media organization, we always try to keep our truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability intact. To uphold these principles of journalism, our reporters and editors set their own opinions aside from their professional duty.
  • We always ensure to avoid the public expression of political opinion and public involvement in the political process. We don’t contribute to politics, and we don’t run any campaign. We strongly avoid political marches.
  • However, as the citizens of a democratic country, we may participate in politics as the voters. We believe it’s our right as any other citizen to cast vote. But we take it as optional.
  • As our Ethics Policy, we always try to be open-minded in our duty. We avoid doing anything that may be harmful to quality journalism.

Corrections Policy

We always love to confess our mistakes. Despite putting our best foot forward, we understand we can make mistakes. But we do consider the fastest way to correct the mistakes.

Factual errors: if we make a mistake in facts, we do consider a fast reaction to edit that. And at the same time, we do consider adding a note confessing the error and describe the mistake and correction clearly.

Typos, grammatical errors, spelling errors: we also edit it as fast as possible. We do edit typos, grammatical and spelling errors as soon we come to know about the errors. But in these cases, we don’t consider adding any note for our readers.

Updates: We always to try to add as much information as we can gather in a report. We often get new information, comments, claim after publishing a report and making it available for the vast number of our readers. In that case, we update the stories with new information only if that doesn’t bring a new meaning of the story. If we think new information may change the meaning of the main story, we do consider a different story instead of changing the published one.

Explanatory editor’s notes: We always try to be clear and understandable to the readers who come from different backgrounds with different levels of understanding senses. We often add explanatory editor’s note to alert our readers about one or more subjects of a report without changing the main report. This note may appear at the top of the report or after the report.

Ownership & Funding Info

Owned by Uranus incorporation

Current office address- House 39/A, Road 11 (New) 28 (Old), 5th floor, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209.

Owner and Editorial Team Info

Publisher and CEO: Md. Jamal Uddin
Acting Editor: Sazzad Hossain