Porto Alegre, Brazil • Founded in 2018 • Trust Project news partner since
GZH, acronym for Gaúcha-Zero Hora, is a digital news platform based in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The brand results from the merger of Gaúcha Radio and daily newspaper Zero Hora. "Gaúcha" refers to the native people of Rio Grande do Sul as well as to individuals of pastoral regions in Argentina and Uruguay.
GZH is owned by RBS Group, the leading media conglomerate in Southern Brazil. RBS produces news and entertainment content.
GZH aims to value the plurality of opinions and respect for diversity of race, gender, class and religion. It pledges to reflect these differences, both in the newsroom and in its news coverage.
GZH wows to be transparent and highlight any corrections in its news content whenever an error impacts information accuracy. It pledges to correct errors as soon as they are detected.
It commits to amend news content, informing what was corrected at the top of the page, also indicating what has been is corrected and when the wrong information was published.
GZH has policies to encourage sources to identify themselves in news stories, avoiding using unnamed sources as much as possible. it pledges to resort to anonymous sources only if they have information that is critical to the news story, if circumstances could jeopardize them and if they are considered reliable. GZH also pledges not to publish opinions coming from unnamed sources.
If an agreement is made granting source confidentiality, GZH is committed to preserve their identity. GZH says it does not accept agreements to maintain confidentiality agreements that could put lives at risk or encourage illegal activities.
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