Mission and Coverage
Ownership and Funding
Editorial Independence Policy
Verification and Fact-checking Standards
Reader Engagement and Feedback
Additional Abtc.ng Policies and Information
Abtc.ng is an entertainment and celebrity website that publishes breaking news in Showbiz, latest news in Showbiz and exclusives. Abtc.ng is everything entertainment in Ghana.
Our explanatory journalism analyzes reports on celebrities, sportspersons, and review the latest music and movies.
Abtc.ng is owned by Wiggles Creatives Limited but we are accountable only to you—our readers.
Our revenue comes from advertisements placed on the website. These advertisements are served by Google and MGID.
Our editorial strategy is insulated from our revenue sources by a firewall.
Abtc.ng exercises full editorial independence.
Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.
Our organization may consider donations to support coverage of particular topics, but our editorial director and executive editor maintain editorial control of all coverage.
We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
Abtc.ng maintains an in-house style guide, and its editorial policies follow the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.
- Abtc.ng journalists seek and report the truth—they are honest and courageous in gathering, reporting, and interpreting information.
- They minimize harm by treating sources, subjects, colleagues, and members of the public as human beings deserving of respect.
- They act independently with an obligation to serve the public and avoid conflicts of interest.
- And they are accountable and transparent, taking responsibility for their work and explaining their decisions to the public.
Abtc.ng is committed to publishing accurate information across all of its platforms. We take many steps to ensure accuracy: We investigate claims with skepticism; question assumptions; challenge conventional wisdom; confirm information with experts and current data; and seek to independently corroborate claims made by sources or entities. We verify third-party claims and information using original documents and primary sources whenever possible and make explicit the origin of information and data. While we do not allow sources to review a story prior to publication, we may share relevant quotes or data with a source to confirm accuracy.
Abtc.ng stories are fact-checked. Abtc.ng counts on its writers and editors to make independent evaluations of difficult topics, to report on and analyze those topics using verifiable facts, and to clearly identify the sources of all information presented. Whenever possible, Abtc.ng provides direct links to original sources and data directly in a given article. We stand by the accuracy of our reporting and strive to quickly and transparently correct any errors.
We welcome feedback from our readers and sources regarding the information that we publish at [email protected].
Abtc.ng is committed to telling readers when an error has been made, the magnitude of the error, and the correct information, as quickly as possible. This commitment and transparency are applicable to small errors as well as large, across our content. When an error occurs, Abtc.ng will publish a notification of correction at the bottom of the relevant story, identifying the nature of the error and providing the correct information in the body of the text and in the correction notice. Please report possible errors to [email protected].
Abtc.ng allows the use of pseudonyms in published journalism only in the case of a clear and pressing need for anonymity, such as the legitimate concern for the safety of sources, or where personal privacy must be protected for serious reasons. The decision to use a veiled source is made solely at the discretion of Abtc.ng editors.
Authorship of each Abtc.ng story is clearly visible through a byline, which in turn links to an author’s (or each authors’) biographic profile page on our website. In cases where two or more staff editors significantly contributed to the reporting, research, and writing of a story or online item, a staff byline reading “Abtc.ng Editors” may appear. Abtc.ng does not publish anonymous pieces, except in rare instances where the aforementioned standards for veiled sources have been met.
Abtc.ng has a diverse staff with diverse interests that cut across races, tribes, ethnic groups, and LBGT. Abtc.ng is an unbiased, impartial news organisation that strives to act in the interest of the public and its readers. Abtc.ng’s sole intention is to deliver high-quality news that will either educate, inform and/or entertain our readers. We work independently from any government or political-related organisation. Abtc.ng always strives for journalistic integrity. We regularly review our editorial guidelines, ensuring we maintain our standards and integrity at all times. By publishing our guidelines here, we afford our readers full transparency.
Abtc.ng partners with readers to build a more credible news platform as readers bring their thoughts, ideas, and expertise to the table. We are committed to engaging with you and taking action based on your suggestions, complaints, and other feedback. You may help us develop an individual story or line of coverage, answer questions that a story may raise, identify related or under-covered issues, and teach us about new and diverse sources, experts, and perspectives.
We also regularly survey our audience to get invaluable feedback on our content. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to see our latest discussion prompts and surveys. If you have ideas, questions, or comments about our stories, you can reach us at [email protected].