Forbidden Stories

Editorial independence policy

Our policy is based on the standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Forbidden Stories retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a strict separation between our editorial decisions and all sources of revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept donations and grants from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our editorial decisions are made independently and not on the basis of donor support or any revenue source. We do not give donors the rights to assign, review or edit content.

Forbidden Stories may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics or special projects, but our organization retains editorial control of the coverage. We do not grant any right of review or unauthorized distribution of this content. 

We will not accept donations from sources that our Board of Director believes may present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence. Moreover, Forbidden Stories’ Board of Directors does not intervene  in editorial choices in any way.