AMG Brands Network Inc. is the parent company of Universitymagazine.ca and, EthiopianGazette.com, and Dailyfoods.ca, DubaiSavvy.com; all of our brands are expected to adhere to the following journalistic principles, so our audiences have the most reliable and relevant information available.
The writers and editors employed by AMG Brands Network Inc. must comply with these values and protocols and uphold their brand’s standards.
We are committed to an accurate, transparent, engaged, and informed conversation with our audience and will continuously update these policies in line with industry standards.
Dubai Savvy’s mission is to inform and entertain millennials with meaningful local news stories. Our writers and editors strive to create nonpartisan and conversational articles that clearly depict events and trends.
Our headlines, social media, and articles create an engaging, accurate, and candid presentation of the news to offer a fresh alternative to traditional media.
Dubai Savvy is committed to providing our readers with accurate information about their communities. Therefore, writers and editors must always ensure the accuracy of content published on their websites to the best of their ability.
Our editorial team works quickly, and our content reflects that speed. In addition, Dubai Savvy is transparent about our information, whether from a press release, a person, or another publication.
We make credit clear to our readers so they know where information comes from, and we strive to include diverse voices and ideas.
Copy editors and editors fact-check the information included in our articles. If a correction must be made, we move as quickly as possible and follow the correction protocol described below.
Dubai Savvy editors and writers use common sense when reporting. But, at the same time, we trust our readers to interpret this information in a way that is right for them.
Our editors and writers strive to report information without distortion or bias. Dubai Savvy is not aligned with any political group or set of values.
We also recognize our employees’ right to free speech. If an employee has a strong personal belief or a relationship with a specific political movement, we will disclose it to our readers.
While most of our content is nonpartisan, when we publish opinion content, it is noted as such. As a result, opinion writers have great latitude with their tone and style and express their points of view.
Dubai Savvy does not pay for information or access. Therefore, our team does not accept gifts or invitations in exchange for coverage. However, we may compensate the creators of photographs, videos, and other multimedia for exclusive use on AMG Brands Network’s websites.
Corrections & Updates
While our reporters and editors strive to verify all information published on Dubai Savvy sites independently, there can be errors sometimes. We immediately update the story when such an error is brought to our attention. In addition, the editor’s notes are appended to the end of the article acknowledging there was a change.
Additionally, suppose new information is discovered that dramatically changes the context or timeline of a story. In that case, pieces will be updated at the top of the article and include the update time.
Information found on Dubai Savvy websites will not always be up to date and cannot necessarily be relied upon. Visitors to the site are responsible for their behaviour and assume all risks.
Sourcing & Interviews
Dubai Savvy websites generally do not report on anonymous or unverified information unless there are exceptional circumstances. For example, sources are granted anonymity if revealing their identities can jeopardize their safety.
Suppose Dubai Savvy journalists cannot independently verify information that has become part of the national or international discussion. In that case, we consider the matter part of the public interest and therefore have a responsibility to present it as it unfolds.
When interviewing sources, Dubai Savvy journalists are transparent about their identities and provide readers with a complete picture of who the information is coming from. Minors are not interviewed without parental consent.
We consider public social media posts part of the public domain and treat them as such. Therefore, information relayed on these sites can be sourced for Dubai Savvy articles but will always include a proper citation.
Dubai Savvy is committed to treating all persons, organizations, and companies fairly and respecting their privacy and dignity. However, when information is in the public’s interest, editors may deem that the public’s right to know outweighs an individual’s privacy.
All subjects are allowed to comment on our articles. If they cannot respond by the deadline, we will update the story when that information is provided.
When covering sensitive topics, we include warnings that articles may contain visual information or details that may be difficult to read. We also have resources and helplines so readers can take action and fully understand the material discussed.
Dubai Savvy has a zero-tolerance policy toward plagiarism. Writers must describe ideas and events in their own words or cite the content’s origins if any. Those who do not abide by this principle are terminated.
Editors and copy editors review articles for plagiarism. If any is found, there is an immediate investigation of that work and any other position the writer has published.
We also consider complaints of plagiarism of the utmost importance. Once an accusation is made, the same protocols described above commence.
Advertising, Sponsored, and Affiliate Content
Advertising, commerce and sponsored content are identified on Dubai Savvy’s websites (see our sponsored content policy ). The branded content and the shop teams are independent of the editorial team.
Companies that choose to work with us in this regard cannot and do not influence editorial coverage. If one of Dubai Savvy’s advertisers becomes newsworthy, they will be treated like any other company and invited to comment on the story.
Occasionally our articles will contain affiliate links, where Dubai Savvy may earn a small commission if a reader purchases a product or service we have featured. These articles are created independently by Dubai Savvy journalists and are not influenced by advertisers or commercial teams.
Dubai Savvy readers can reach our universitymagazine.ca editors through this contact page. Messages are checked regularly, and any information pertinent to an article is promptly addressed.