| "Azerbaijan Today" is
an independent English-language magazine devoted to the flip-side
of economic developmental daily life in Azerbaijan. Its first appearance
in January 2001 as the only English magazine which so widely covers
all aspects of the politics, economics and culture, and life in
Azerbaijan. There are always tradeoffs in any decisions or politics
implemented and what serves the interest of one group may not serve
the interest of all. As the energy sector draws more and more attention,
we hope to address the larger issues that are critial to the development
of the entire region, without hiding its problems and difficulties.
More transparency is needed in the actions of government and non-governmental
organizations alike, which sometimes claim to be fully participating
partners in the sustainable development of Azerbaijan.
independent analysis of difficult questions and breaking news is
not always easy, a free media is relative and we may find ourselves
sometimes having to walk a fine line. We stive to open discussions
and our tongue and check manner is not for all. Business and government
policy is not what it always appears. Addressing how and why will
also be an integral part of our controversial mission. To address
ill points, making sure that the reading public realizes that we
know that it is sometimes necessary to take a strong position on
an issue -- this is what we want to do - not backing away for sake
of political expediency or other outside influences.
Today will aways seek the insight and perspectives of foreign and
independent Azerbaijanian journalists in providing a balance to
our stories and reporting. We closely cooperate with correspondents
and professionals from Georgia, and Turkey to give something that
has been missing from the Azeri media. This provides our readers
with the widest possible perspective of the socio-economic and political
processes by the comparison of different, sometimes contrary points
of view, thus enabling impartial judgements on contemporary problems
of our country and our region.
Today" is a bi-monthly magazine printed in Turkey with a print-run
of 3000 copies. Foreign embassies, international companies and and
non-governmental organizations are among our subscribers. Copies
can be found in the best hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, and
also through our worldwide web-site. We are seeking to develop a
regional distribution system to Georgia and Turkey.
are independent and function based on adversting and will always
be striving to provide public relations and media access that meets
the highest standards of excellence and professional standards.
Articles about the activities of your organization is an integral
part of our media development program. We l look forward to your
continued support and are always seeking ways to improve our publication
to be more responsive to our readers and community.