Editorial charter

About the European Data Journalism Network

The European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet) is an international consortium of news outlets and data journalism agencies set up under an European Commission grant (Grant Agreement 30-CE-08400700/00-96) that:

  • aims at selecting, checking and disseminating information about European affairs through the prism of data-journalism;
  • provides comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the EU and throughout the world when having an European dimension, as well as of informed debates at regional, national and EU levels;
  • provides additional and new perspectives to the coverage of national or regional European news;
  • provides background and explanatory stories that explains the impact of EU policies, decisions and actions on the lives of EU citizens and reflects the concerns of audiences.

Editorial independence, standards and ethics

EDJNet members are independent of any instruction, pressure or request from any EU institution, any EU member state or any other state or institution in all matters concerning the editorial content that is produced and published under its brand.

EDJNet editorial line is agreed by network members so as to benefit from diversity and enhance the network's added value and its European perspective.

Each network member has full editorial independence within the context of the project, meaning the right to suggest topics and angles and are entitled to refuse coverage of a story if it does not fit within its editorial scope.

The platform respects the identity of each partner media outlet with news visually attributable to them; in turn each media outlet clearly refers to the platform when publishing items produced within EDJNet.

EDJNet members are committed to producing quality journalism and to respecting journalism’s highest ethical and professional standards, as mentioned by the Munich Declaration . EDJNET members do not offer or give or agree to give to any person in EU institutions any gift or consideration of any kind as an inducement, or reward for doing or forbearing to do, or for having done or forborne to do, any act to obtain or execute the Grant Agreement with the European Commission or any other Contract or Grant Agreement or for showing or forbearing to show favour or disfavour to any person in relation to this Agreement or any other Contract or Grant Agreement.