About Us

The Colourboard is an independent media startup for news updates, opinion, feature and informative content on themes like society, culture, history, art, science, technology, environment. Our primary objective is to deliver fact-based, accurate and editorially independent journalism to bring out stories from socio-political and cultural spheres.

 

The Colourboard is owned and published by Foundation for Participatory Development Communication & Research registered as nonprofit under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013. PDCR Foundation do not have any financial investment or funding. It functions entirely on a nonprofit basis and personal contributions by the founders to fulfill the administrative and legal compliances.

 

The Colourboard needs financial support to expand reach and the quality of work. We hereby appeal to our well-wishers to support and strengthen our work by contributing voluntary donations.

Ethics and Principles

 

Code of Ethics

The Colourboard follows the Code of Ethics prescribed by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) which has been subscribed by all the ethical journalism organisations throughout the world.

 

It states,

The public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.

Four principles of the foundation of ethical journalism.

  1. Seeking Truth and Report

  2. Minimizing Harm

  3. Acting Independently

  4. Being Transparent and Accountable

The detailed SPJ Code of Ethics is can be read here.

Principles on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

 

The Colourboard adhere to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are committed to the idea of Affirmative Action for creating an equal society. Hence, we encourage representation of Women, Dalit, Adivasi, Minority and LGBTQ candidates at work.

The Colourboard does not adversely discriminate, and prohibits adverse discrimination at the workplace, on the basis of religion, caste, community, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, language, place of birth, descent or any of them.

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