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1. We count on the audience         five states of Central Asia, and therefore all texts should be interesting         for residents of the whole region, and not any particular country. Telling         about your country, do not forget about it.

2. In your articles there should be no engagement. Authors not         must take a position, be "on one side or the other of the barricades."         Authors should be above it, even if they personally sympathize with any         from the sides.

3. There must be a balance in any story. If a point is given         the opposition must necessarily be presented with an official point of view.         If the officials do not contact, the authors will         it is correct to inform you that there is no official comment         possible. In this case, you can use the already published official         sources official opinion, be sure to mention the source.

4. Authors are not entitled to comment on this or that event themselves, only         providing comments of experts, minimizing their own         event judgment. You should be observers, not participants. Never         do not use derogatory or any other evaluative epithets,         only commentators and experts whom you should invite         to evaluate events. Each article should contain opinions         less than two experts with different points of view.

5. Authors are not allowed to work covertly - no hidden microphones,         “Pumping up” the interlocutor with alcohol to obtain “closed” information.         Authors work legally, and if a person refuses to communicate - this is his         constitutional law. Of course, if suddenly there is some kind of "closed"         information without incorrect influence of the authors on the source, edition         together with the author, the owner of the information, will decide on her         using.

6. In some cases, the use of the old journalistic         reception. If, for example, a source voluntarily gives information, but asks         do not refer to it, then you can apply the formula "according to the source,         who wished to remain unnamed. " However, we must recall that the abuse         this formula is unacceptable.

7. Regarding the coverage of human rights protection. It is advisable to take comments         several different human rights organizations. Preference should be given         famous international organizations. But authors should not become unwitting         “Mouthpiece” of any of these organizations, or “instrument” in conflicts or         competitive struggle. In any case, it is necessary when covering human rights.         topics to give a comment to a lawyer, that is, a specialist who can explain         violation of a particular right.

8. If the authors follow the protest, they must do so from         Do not merge with the crowd. Journalists can be used as a “shield” from employees.         law enforcement agencies, but this cannot be allowed, turning from         witness in the participant. When covering the protest, the authors should         You can more accurately indicate the number of participants. Watch the action         protest authors must until the end. For example. Once a human rights activist chained         handcuffed to the fence of the city hall. He declared that he would be chained.         until his demands are met. During the action present         Journalists were recorded on photos and videos. When reporters broke up,         The human rights activist undid his keys and went about his business. Opposite         example. After one of the actions, when human rights activists broke up and started         the participants of the picket dispersed, the participants of the action were all detained one by one         law enforcement officers loaded onto a bus and taken to         unknown direction. Therefore, authors must wait for the actual completion.         shares.

9. In their work, the authors should be guided, first of all,         personal security, and only then professional duty. If a         you happen to be in a danger zone, you must IMMEDIATELY         leave this zone. Most important to us are your health and life. No         information is not worth your security.

10. The editorial board allows the use of a pseudonym, but only in         extreme cases where the publication of an article may cause         on the author. Journalists working in other media should convince the publishers         cooperate with our magazine. We are not only important article, its theme, style         and professionalism, but also the name of the real author. This inspires confidence with         side of the reader.

Here are the basic rules that we all must follow in order to         the work complied with international standards of work of any professional         journalist.

Spelling rules

Each edition establishes its own submission rules and rules.         spelling.
We are trying to get rid of many of the clichés of Soviet journalism. For example,         Do not write the abbreviated names of organizations or institutions - "Ministry of Culture",         "Sanitary and Epidemiological Station". When you first mention the name, give it a full spelling,         and if the article has to mention it often, then after the first mention         indicate the abbreviation in brackets, and then use only this abbreviation.

Get rid of the initials at the mention of people's names, for example, M. Iskandarov,         PT Sidorov. Initials create the impression of an official, official document.         Therefore, at the first mention in the article write the full name         (if necessary) and last name. In the future, use only the last name or         name and position, for example, President Karimov or officer Makhmudov.

Although in modern Russian it is customary to write the names of countries, for example,         Turkmenistan or Kyrgyzstan, the editors decided to use         The spelling adopted in these countries is Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan. Follow the         this rule. Get rid of abbreviations like RK - Republic of Kazakhstan,         or KR - Kyrgyz Republic. If necessary, use the article         only once, but always with the full name, then use         abbreviations - Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan. Especially since these are official too.         country names.

We do not have clear rules for spelling names of foreign organizations.         or the media. However, we will be grateful for the exact names.         in European languages, for example, Reuters or British Petroleum. Titles         in other languages ​​such as Arabic or Persian may be written         or in Latin transcription, or in Cyrillic.

Main topics of publications

  • Civil society (human rights).
    The rubric implies the publication of materials relating to the observance of rights           rights, work of law enforcement agencies, courts, holding protests,           in general, everything that is included in the circle of interest of human rights organizations.
  • "Geopolitical castle" (geopolitics).
  • “Freedom of speech without expressions” (press and authority).
  • Interaction. The rubric assumes the description of border problems.           Central Asian countries.
  • Islam, security, dissent - on regional security, on           non-governmental and government-banned religious organizations           about persecution for dissent (any), etc.
  • Ecology.