Casa Editorial El Tiempo

El Tiempo

Bogotá, ColombiaFounded in 1911Trust Project news partner since

El Tiempo is a Colombian print and online newspaper that produces news, analysis and opinion pieces about the country and the world. 

Based in Bogota, it is the largest daily publication in Colombia with journalists working both within the country and abroad. El Tiempo endeavors to ensure its coverage is committed to society, the country and its democracy.

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El Tiempo covers a wide array of topics such as politics, economy, culture, sports, technology and the environment. It strives to provide an objective outlook of Colombian political and economical reality. 


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El Tiempo aims to produce high-quality journalism. In this sense, it is intent on getting the facts right, being honest, transparent and independent. Its Ethics Policy establishes parameters that seek to promote high ethical standards as well as to prevent potential flaws that could compromise the veracity of the information it produces, such as conflicts of interests.


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Ownership & Funding

El Tiempo is owned by Casa Editorial El Tiempo (CEET), a publishing company owned by Grupo Aval, a holding with businesses in sectors such as construction, banking and insurance. Grupo Aval is a publicly traded company controlled by businessman Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo. 

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Diverse Voices

El Tiempo strives to incorporate a variety of perspectives and points of view, giving space to diverse communities. It describes itself as a publication with a plural vocation, meaning that newsgathering includes all affected points of view, taking into account the greatest diversity of voices possible. It also seeks to include voices that represent political minorities, women's groups, representatives of the LGTBQ+ community, ethnic and racial groups.


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El Tiempo says it is committed to acknowledge and promptly correct its errors. After learning that it might have published some inaccuracy, the newspaper says it is intent on to prominently rectify it, a process that it says will not exceed 3 calendar days. It  pledges to publish corrected information in the original content. Additionally, El Tiempo pledges to correct  information on its social media accounts.  

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Unnamed Sources

El Tiempo aspires to identify its sources whenever possible. It says it only uses anonymously sourced information in exceptional cases, as when the source is in jeopardy. It pledges that reporters working with information obtained through unnamed sources should work under the guidance of editors to verify the veracity through other sources and data.

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