Vitória, Brazil • Founded in 1928 • Trust Project news partner since
The leading news site in the Brazilian Southeastern state of Espírito Santo, A Gazeta delivers daily local and regional content on a wide range of public interest topics.
A Gazeta aims to connect to the needs of society in Espírito Santo with daily coverage focused on its events and themes. The news organization also covers national and international events that, in such a connected world, have direct impacts on the life of Espírito Santo.
The journalism of A Gazeta is driven by the public interest, with a focus on democratic institutions. It strives to open spaces for different angles of news and says it is always committed to producing accurate, balanced and complete information. It also says it defends freedom of expression and takes a strong stand against any type of censorship.
The content of A Gazeta aims to be plural, independent and non-partisan, focused on economic and social development and on the demand for public policies that guarantee the population's access to essential services guaranteed by the 1988 Constitution. It's priorities state that the defence of democratic principles, under any circumstances, guides the conduct of Rede Gazeta and its journalists.
A Gazeta is guided by the methods of professional journalism to guarantee its main asset: credibility.
In 1949, the Lindenberg family took over A Gazeta and today owns a group that includes a news site (www.agazeta.com.br), eight radio stations and four open TV stations (TV Gazeta) affiliated with Rede Globo, with two local news portals (G1 Espírito Santo and Globo Esporte Espírito Santo). Together, these form the largest communication group in the Espírito Santo state.
A Gazeta's policy states that the diversity of opinions, beliefs and cultures is not only valuable to guarantee equity, but also to produce better journalism, more plural and connected to the debates of contemporary society. The policy adds that the team is committed to listen to the different points of view involved in a fact.
A Gazeta seeks a heterogeneous portrait of society, contemplating different voices and world views. It says it does not allow derogatory content of any kind. No one can be identified, in negative context, by sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnic, regional or national origin, physical, mental or psychological characteristics, unless it is a relevant factor for understanding the information.
A Gazeta strives to acknowledge and correct its errors as quickly as possible, on all its platforms. As soon as inaccurate information is verified, the policy is to correct it as quickly as possible. Minor grammatical issues, typos, spelling of names and links are exceptions to the rule.
Its policy states any changes must be made clear to the reader. It will include what the error was and what was corrected, and when the change was made (day and time). Errors and questions can be reported through firstname.lastname@example.org or through a form at the end of each published piece.
Despite being valuable for journalism, the policy only allows the use of anonymous sources in situations where they are absolutely necessary. For example, when a fact relevant to the public cannot be accessed by any means. The publication strives to find other ways to get the information, such as documents and testimonies.
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