Editorial Guidelines

Editorial guidelines for Telecom Talk, tracking developments in the Indian telecom industry.

While not a participant, Telecom Talk will adhere to the guidelines outlined by the Trust Project, an initiative to standardize signals of trustworthiness across the web.

For more information, visit the Trust Project’s website.

Sources and Attribution

  • We use links, if available, for source attribution in online stories.
  • We include source attribution in online stories themselves as well as links, if available, that provide additional information.
  • We consistently include clear attributions throughout a story, even if something has been established as fact.

Online Commenting

  • We review every comment by every commenter.
  • We edit comments to remove potentially libelous language or hate speech, as we define it, but we do not change spelling or grammatical errors.
  • We do not permit anonymous comments at all.
  • We permit comments on all articles.
  • We will access and review the identity of a registered commenter only when subpoenaed by law enforcement.


  • We will not alter quotes in any way.
  • We will use only full and complete quotes or paraphrase. (“I will go to war, you know, that’s a decision that has to be considered, but only if necessary,” the president said.)

Withholding Names

  • In breaking news stories, we do not publish the names of dead people until authorities have notified their families and released the names, unless compelling circumstances justify publication as soon as we have verified the names.