The Women’s Press is a community-based newspaper that adheres to ethics of ‘Advocacy Journalism.’
Advocacy Journalism “intentionally and transparently adopts a non-objective perspective in order for a social purpose.”
The Women’s Press shares the perspectives, stories and prevalent issues of the women immigrant and refugee community in Hamilton. For this reason, all of the content published in the paper will adhere to guidelines and ethics that reflect the values and purpose of the Immigrant Women’s Centre.
Articles published in the Women’s Press must regard all persons as equal regardless of race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age or class.
The Women’s Press commits to presenting perspectives without distortion. Translated interviews may be edited for grammar provided that the meaning is not changed or misrepresented.
The Women’s Press acknowledges that published articles may not objective in their entirety and will reflect the opinions of the author and not necessarily that of the Immigrant Women’s Centre. However, the Women’s Press is not obligated to publish any article that does not reflect the centre’s values. Articles that are based clearly on opinion will be labeled as opinion or editorial to distinguish them, if necessary.
The Women’s Press will not aligned itself with a particular political party. We will however offer advertising space for elected women politicians in the Hamilton area, and will accept submitted articles highlighting women in politics. We will also publish submitted political critiques reflective of the rights of women, immigrants and refugees.
The Women’s Press respects the dignity and privacy of individuals. The Women’s Press will get permission before publishing personal information about an Immigrant Women’s Centre client.