Elchin Shikhli: I like to be independent

elcin_sixli“I have already talked a lot about the reasons for the closure of the newspaper. I say again that currently it is difficult  financially to  support  the independence of  the  newspaper. There is another point. I myself like to be independent, and if my independence under threat, and this threat creates newspaper, I  have to  make a choice: either  to keep the newspaper, trampling my dignity, or to abandon the newspaper, so as not to lose  my own  liberty, said Elchin Shikhli, the editor of the newspaper “Ayna-Zerkalo”, in his interview with “Objective TV. .

Replying the question if the decision to close the newspaper is  due to the arrest of  Rauf Mirkadirov, editor said it was the impetus. “It is very  hard because Mirkadyrov was a leading member of the newspaper. His articles provided readability,”  said Shikhli comparing Mirkadirov with striker  of “Barcelona”,  Messi.

Being asked  if  the leaving by Shikhli the Press Council is  due to the refusal of the  Media State Support Fund to finance the newspaper, the editor replied: “Fund did not  refuse financing. A large contract was signed for three months.  Twenty articles were to be published within a month on the relevant topic. After the newspaper  was transferred from daily to weekly, I could not fulfill the contract,  and was proposed  to publish  four or five  articles instead of 20. Basically, not me but they violated the terms of the contract,” said Shikhli.

He also noted that appealed to the Press Council. The newspaper “The Mirror” is one of the founders of the Press Council, and therefore should pay attention to the situation in which the newspaper is currently. However, it did not give significant results.

Answering the question  is it possible to resume publication of the newspaper, Shikhli said that  he does not lose a hope, but does not want the newspaper  be  published by some “one-off” infusion,  it makes no sense to publish newspapers on such terms, said Shikhli. As for the way out, then  “public demand”  is necessary. “If a company needs something,  it should t announce it in any form,”  said Elchin Shikhli.

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Elchin Shikhli: I like to be independent

June 3rd, 2014

elcin_sixli“I have already talked a lot about the reasons for the closure of the newspaper. I say again that currently it is difficult  financially to  support  the independence of  the  newspaper. There is another point. I myself like to be independent, and if my independence under threat, and this threat creates newspaper, I  have to  make a choice: either  to keep the newspaper, trampling my dignity, or to abandon the newspaper, so as not to lose  my own  liberty, said Elchin Shikhli, the editor of the newspaper “Ayna-Zerkalo”, in his interview with “Objective TV. .

Replying the question if the decision to close the newspaper is  due to the arrest of  Rauf Mirkadirov, editor said it was the impetus. “It is very  hard because Mirkadyrov was a leading member of the newspaper. His articles provided readability,”  said Shikhli comparing Mirkadirov with striker  of “Barcelona”,  Messi.

Being asked  if  the leaving by Shikhli the Press Council is  due to the refusal of the  Media State Support Fund to finance the newspaper, the editor replied: “Fund did not  refuse financing. A large contract was signed for three months.  Twenty articles were to be published within a month on the relevant topic. After the newspaper  was transferred from daily to weekly, I could not fulfill the contract,  and was proposed  to publish  four or five  articles instead of 20. Basically, not me but they violated the terms of the contract,” said Shikhli.

He also noted that appealed to the Press Council. The newspaper “The Mirror” is one of the founders of the Press Council, and therefore should pay attention to the situation in which the newspaper is currently. However, it did not give significant results.

Answering the question  is it possible to resume publication of the newspaper, Shikhli said that  he does not lose a hope, but does not want the newspaper  be  published by some “one-off” infusion,  it makes no sense to publish newspapers on such terms, said Shikhli. As for the way out, then  “public demand”  is necessary. “If a company needs something,  it should t announce it in any form,”  said Elchin Shikhli.

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