At Azeri Times, democracy is at the very core of our values. We unconditionally commit, therefore, to freedom of expression and editorial independence in what we report and comment. It is what we stand for.
We will abide by our strict code of ethics and staunchly defend the honor of our profession. We are not the mouthpiece of any interest group, nor are we part of any activist movement. Thats what the Regime in Azerbaijan and Dictators around the World is scared the most.
”Nothing but the truth” is our motto.
For the Azeri Times team, unfettered access to information for our readers, in Azerbaijan and around the world, is sacred. At a time of unprecedented pressure on the media in Azerbaijan and growing challenges elsewhere, we pledge to cover events accurately, fairly, impartially; with honesty, balance and diversity; enhancing faith and confidence in ourselves and the industry as a whole.
Our respect for the public’s right to be informed will remain unmoved.
To achieve our goals, we rely on the unique talents of our contributors, journalists and editors. They will tell stories, scrutinize the structures of power and explain the events that shape our world in their broader context.
In these troubled times, the intrusion of fake news threatens the democratic order and whips up radicalisation. Facts, an essential component of freedom and knowledge, have become wounded bystanders or collateral damage in an increasingly conflicted world. We need, therefore, to share the facts; and analyse them rationally.
At all times, we will seek to promote transparency and knowledge, uncovering the thoughts behind the actions and the truth behind the spin.
Journalists and commentators are never beyond criticism. Therefore, we will always maintain the highest standards. We will be accountable. Therefore, we welcome contributions from all our readers and will correct any inaccuracies fully and promptly.
P.S. Azeri Times.com was founded by an exiled Azerbaijani activist. Due to his political activities, he faced threats and unlawful detentions by the Ministry of National Security (Former KGB) back in Azerbaijan. He was forced to leave his native country and claimed a political asylum from the The United States.
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