Ethical principles of CEMERI
The Mexican Center for International Relations defines itself as an independent information organization specialized in International Relations, with a global focus, but with special emphasis on Latin America. We do not adhere to any political party. Our public agenda unconditionally supports the preservation of the rights of all individuals. That is why we advocate for policies in favor of individual liberties, such as same-sex marriage, assisted dying, drug legalization, legal pregnancy intervention, among others.
The Mexican Center for International Relations actively promotes equal opportunities between people of different sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, nationality, ethnicity and place of origin. That is why, in the selection, hiring and promotion processes, strict guidelines and policies of objective rigor are followed based on the principles of skills, merit and with a total absence of any discrimination based on the previously mentioned criteria.
The Mexican Center for International Relations is an open space for the free expression of its collaborators, which accommodates all opinions, except those that fall into opinions that incite hatred or that are xenophobic, racist, homophobic, defamatory, discriminatory or of any other nature that threatens the dignity and/or safety of people.
The Mexican Center for International Relations is a liberal, independent and socially supportive organization.
We must be honest, fair and inclusive in our actions and writing. We are accountable to our readers, listeners, viewers, and to each other. We strongly defend objectivity thanks to our editorial independence.
We use data and research from a variety of verified sources to develop our analysis of international events.
The Mexican Center for International Relations was born with the aim of “unveiling the world”.
This mission continues to guide our coverage and is reflected in our audience: our readers expect us to keep them well informed on international phenomena.
So each day, online, we provide a handpicked mix of articles. Our priorities are reflected in the sections that we include on the website: these are both geographical and thematic and are built through a Latin American vision in order to break with the Western paradigm of International Relations.
Our objective is to guarantee that readers have access to a variety of critical analyzes through the different types of CEMERI content: articles, opinion columns, investigations, maps, reviews and other digital formats. We strive to identify ideas and trends that will shape global developments and keep us and our readers engaged in today's international arena.
CEMERI does not belong to nor is it a spokesperson for any political, financial or cultural party, association or group. The Center rejects all conditioning coming from groups contributing to its financing.
Corrections and fact-checking policy
Every article we publish is reviewed for accuracy and truthfulness. We have a dedicated editorial department to support this task.
Authors are expected to write with fact checking in mind and should be ready to provide sources, discuss and answer any questions related to the content of their articles.
Our editorial department works on the edited copy as close to the final version as deadlines allow. We check the original sources that we believe to be reliable; For items that cannot be directly verified, we form an opinion based on other credible information.
We also consider whether the context and presentation of the facts are fair and discuss any such queries with the author or publisher. The last word on any matter rests with the relevant editor.
We are not perfect and occasionally we make a mistake. Our goal is to recognize serious factual errors and correct them quickly, clearly and appropriately. Fixes posted online must indicate what went wrong, what was fixed, and when. Readers who wish to report possible errors are encouraged to send us an email or via this form.
The Mexican Center for International Relations favors the participation of the audience, always under a quality requirement that excludes insults, disqualifications and considerations not related to the subject in question.
The editorial board decides which articles or content is open to comments. This selection will be made with criteria of informative value and whenever it is possible to manage a quality moderation.
The Center reserves the right to remove comments it deems inappropriate and to expel those who violate these rules.
What is The Trust Project?
The Trust Project built the trust indicators by asking people what they value in digital media, and what gains and loses their trust. Then, they married their insights with core values of journalism and analytics to come up with eight pivotal insights every reader, listener, and viewer deserves to know.
The Trust Project operates as a consortium of leading digital media companies led by founder and award-winning journalist Sally Lehrman.
What are The Trust Project's trust indicators?
- Best practices. What are the principles of the medium? who finances it? what is your mission? It also implies the inclusion of the code of ethics, the commitment to diversity, rigor, corrections and other standards.
- Journalist experience: Who wrote this article? Information about the author, including his trajectory and published articles.
- Type of work: What journalistic genre does the article belong to? Labels that distinguish opinion, analysis or advertising texts from the news.
- Citations and references: What is the source? For investigative or in-depth stories, access to the sources behind the facts and claims.
- Working methods: How was it built? Also for in-depth stories, information on why reporters decided to pursue a story and how they approached the process.
- Local origin? Identify when the story arose in a place where the outlet has in-depth knowledge of the local context or of the community to which it is directed.
- Diversity: What is the commitment of the newsroom to provide diverse perspectives?
- Readers' comments: Facilitate spaces to encourage reader participation and give their opinion.
Writing of CEMERI, Naucalpan de Juárez, State of Mexico, Mexico.