The Owner Editors fully adhere to the principles for the conduct of a newspaper formulated by Eugene Meyer in 1933.
The Seven Principles for the Conduct of a Newspaper
Eugene Meyer, March 5, 1935
* in the original text: "America and the world"
The Owner fully stands and advocates for the Judeo-Christian values which are foundation of the international institutions that shaped the world order and a relative prosperity.
The Owner stands for Core Values formulated by Centre for Economic and Justice:
The Owner is vitally concerned with the interest in well-being of whole humanity not only limited to the groups including nations. In our reporting we will cross boundaries and borders and will take multidisciplinary approach to provide a complete picture of events to the best of our ability.
At the centre of our attention are nations understood as an individual person, a human person with its inalienable rights, first and foremost a fundamental right of every child, woman, and man to be an owner of productive capital.
We, at The Owner, perceive world as a family of people of diverse cultures with a different historic heritage. But we are not shy to emphasise that that the Western civilisation build on the Judeo-Christian values is superior over other civilisations.
The concept of personal liberties, including religious freedom, free speech, freedom of conscience, and most importantly the right to life and dignity for every human person, is based on the Judeo-Christian philosophical and moral infrastructure.
The example of this Western culture's achievements is the concept of the unalienable rights rooted in such notions as free will and the Natural Law and conveyed by the American Founding Fathers in the US Constitution.
Before the democracy are always unalienable rights, and personal virtue.
This news institution is pledged to avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflict of interest wherever and whenever possible.
We have adopted stringent policies on these issues, conscious that they may be more restrictive than is customary in the world of private business.
We pay our own way.
We accept no gifts from news sources.
We do not accept payment“ either honoraria or expenses from governments, government-funded organizations, groups of government officials, political groups or organizations that take positions on controversial issues.
A reporter or editor also cannot accept payment from any person, company or organization that he or she covers.
And we should avoid accepting money from individuals, companies, trade associations or organizations that lobby government or otherwise try to influence issues the newspaper covers.
We make every reasonable effort to be free of obligation to news sources and to special interests.
We avoid active involvement in any partisan causes” politics, community affairs, social action, demonstrations” that could compromise or seem to compromise our ability to report and edit fairly.
Any paid material is always marked clearly on our pages.
Editors and journalists at The Owner are committed to fairness. While arguments about objectivity are endless, the concept of fairness is something that editors and reporters can easily understand and pursue. Fairness results from a few simple practices: No story is fair if it omits facts of major importance or significance. Fairness includes completeness.
Fairness requires rejection of disinformation and propaganda of illegitimate regimes, which are interested in creating of a positive perception of themselves in the Western public debate. We will not quote any statement of the undemocratic regimes - this is the old school principle of just reporting to which, we adhere.
If we decide to report on it, we will never leave it without a comment. We are convinced that illegitimate, undemocratic regimes have no right to influence open, honest, democratic debates.
No story is fair if it includes essentially irrelevant information at the expense of significant facts. Fairness includes relevance.
Fairness includes diligently seeking comment from all sides of the story (with exception of illegitimate regimes) and taking that comment genuinely into account.
The Owner respects taste and decency, understanding that society's concepts of taste and decency have its unshakable foundation based on the moral principles of Western civilisation.
The separation of news columns from the editorial pages is solemn and complete. Although part of our mission is provide diversity of opinions which often require summarization to be digestible for a busy reader we will always indicate where the opinion of the author begins and where it ends in the article.
This separation is intended to serve the reader, who is entitled to the facts in the news columns and to opinions on the editorial and opinion pages. But nothing in this separation of functions is intended to eliminate from the news columns honest, in-depth reporting, or analysis or commentary when plainly labeled.
The Owner adopts labels used by generations of journalists:
Analysis: Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events
Perspective: Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences.
Opinion: A column or blog in the Opinions section.
Review: A professional critics assessment of a service, product, performance, or artistic or literary work.
We will leave this area of activity to disseminate a pure information about our publication. None of editors will engage with any debates on these platforms.