Who We Are

Open Caucasus Media brings you news, commentary, multimedia, and investigations from the North and South Caucasus, with in-depth analysis of the issues, movements, conflicts, and people shaping the region.

Our values

We pride ourselves on our commitment to ethical journalism and our core values:

Integrity — We are politically independent; our funding (from donors and our readers) is conditional on maintaining editorial independence and a commitment to our values. In our reporting, we strive to be unbiased, accurate, honest, and to follow the truth wherever it leads.

Justice — We are committed to social and economic justice for all.

Peace — In a region touched by intercommunal and interstate conflict, we stand by our commitment to peace.

Inclusivity — We stand for equality for all and give voice to all the diverse people of the Caucasus.

Cooperation — With our network of partners in the media and other sectors, we believe in cooperation over competition.

We need your support

Support Open Caucasus Media to help us make a difference. We at OC Media pride ourselves on our editorial independence and our commitment to our values. Sustaining our existence is not an easy task — as with most online media in the region, we rely on international donors to help make ends meet. We will never sacrifice our independence to political or business interests, which means one day we might not be able to afford to be there for you anymore.

Your support is crucial for us to keep delivering unbiased information, speaking up against injustice, and giving a voice to all the diverse people of the Caucasus, following the truth wherever it leads us.

Our donors

OC Media currently receives most of the revenue we need to survive from international donors. While we would never allow any donor to dictate our editorial policy, we remain vulnerable to their funding schedules and changing priorities.

We have received funding from the European Endowment for Democracy, the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the Open Society Foundations, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Additionally, we have taken part in implementing projects by International Alert within the EPNK initiative.

We have also run joint commissions with our partners at Civil.ge and Open Democracy Russia.

Fierce, independent journalism

Let’s be honest, the media situation in the Caucasus is grim. Every day we are accused of ‘serving the enemy’ whoever that enemy may be. Our journalists have been harassed, arrested, beaten, and exiled. But nevertheless, we persevere. For us this is a labour of love. Unfortunately, we cannot run OC Media on love alone, journalism is expensive and funding is scarce. Our sole mission is to serve the interests of all peoples of the region. Support us today and join us in the fight for a better Caucasus.

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