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<em>WikiTribune</em> is an evidence-based journalism platform which strives for a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view">neutral point of view</a>. Only in exceptional circumstances where it is necessary for the safety or security of a source or the release of material of public interest should anonymous sources be used.  <em>WikiTribune</em> is an evidence-based journalism platform which strives for a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view">neutral point of view</a>. Only in exceptional circumstances where it's necessary for the safety or security of a source or the release of material of public interest should anonymous sources be used.
<em>WikiTribune</em> staff intending to quote an unnamed source are expected to clear that decision with the Launch Editor or his delegate. Community members can expect an editor to query decisions to use an anonymous source.  <em>WikiTribune</em> staff intending to quote an unnamed source are expected to clear that decision with the Launch Editor or his delegate. Community members can expect an editor to query decisions to use an anonymous source to ensure that it is justified to withhold that person's identity.
<em>WikiTribune</em> intends to uphold high standards of respect for confidentiality of sources but is equally aware some sources may hide behind anonymity for nefarious reasons. Such judgements will be made on a case by case basis by senior editors. <em>WikiTribune</em> intends to uphold high standards of respect for confidentiality of sources but is equally aware some sources may hide behind anonymity for nefarious reasons. Such judgements will be made on a case by case basis by senior editors.
Valuable information on anonymity and the protection of sources is in <a href="https://www.spj.org/ethics-papers-anonymity.asp">this article from the Society of Professional Journalists</a> in the United States. Valuable information on anonymity and the protection of sources is in <a href="https://www.spj.org/ethics-papers-anonymity.asp">this article from the Society of Professional Journalists</a> in the United States.
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