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  • August 15, 2020

Editorial independence

APAC News has a strict policy of maintaining editorial independence free from outside influence – and equally importantly free from any suggestion of outside influence.

Direct commercial partnerships are only entered into with wholly Australian-owned and incorporated businesses. Advertising and advertorial guidelines stipulate that APAC News will only publish content related to business, commercial, cultural and/or community activities.

In addition – unlike mainstream media outlets – advertorial, or sponsored stories, will have to meet strict editorial guidelines. In line with Australian media standards, all such content will be clearly identified as being paid content.       

Advertising or content from all levels of Australian government departments and agencies will not be published. Similar contributions from foreign government sources are also prohibited. However, commercial activities of government-owned entities can be promoted under the strict guideline that such content can only be directly related to a commercial activity or promotion.

In broad terms any content or commercial arrangements which might fall under the guidelines for registration under Australia’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme will be prohibited.

Content sharing

APAC News has a number formal and informal content sharing agreements. Where content is produced and published by another platform that source is always credited and hyperlinks to the original source are included.

As APAC News content is freely available and does not sit behind a subscriber paywall such content is considered to be in the public domain. Fair Dealing (Australia) and Fair Use (International) under copyright laws apply, third parties can republish original APAC News content provided:

  1. Proper attribution is given to republished content;
  2. Material is not published out of context of the original article;
  3. Editing is only permitted to reduce length of articles not to substantially alter context or meaning; and
  4. Quotations taken from articles must attribute the article as the source of the quotations and not be presented in such a way as to suggest the author of the article was interviewed, or consented to be interviewed, by another publication

APAC News content is published by foreign language and foreign-based media outlets, such re-publishing is permitted under fair dealing provisions as outlined above. In circumstances where a third party re-publishes content, this does not denote any endorsement of that publication, its editorial policies, the opinions of its editorial staff or that of its owners. Should any publication misrepresent APAC News’s content in such a way as to state, or suggest, endorsement of that publication and its views, APAC News Publishing will demand retraction and specifically prohibit future use of content. Should further breaches occur APAC News Publishing reserves the right to seek recourse through the law.

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