Most newspapers and magazines use bylines to identify the journalists who
write their articles. The Liberal Globe use the same practice but
strictly prohibits the use of photos for his writers. The reason this photo-ban
policy is applied is about the safety of the writers and journalists who
collaborate with us.
The ideal policy in this topic would be to apply full anonymity for
columnists and writers in all kinds of magazines and newspapers of both the
printed press and the online press and without ever allowing the use of photos
in all kinds of forms. We are supporters of the view that what is written is the most important of who writes it. In the case of such a policy, the anonymity of the columnist and author
imposed by the directorate, gives full freedom to young writers to express
their own view under the protection of anonymity or pseudonymous by giving at
the same time to readers, especially in the case of new newspapers and
magazines respectively and as is our online magazine/journal, the impression that their editorial team are
numerous than they actually are. But to make our readers believe that our editorial team is much greater
than it is, is deception and falsehood and goes completely against the code of
conduct we follow in The Liberal Globe.
On the other hand we know that in a world such as today’s constantly using
social networks, television, internet and is addicted in general to photography
and video in order to “break” the bonds of anonymity, it is very difficult to
apply today, in a new online magazine such as ours, the policy of the complete
anonymity of its columnists and writers. In addition, it is the right of
everyone (columnist, writer, etc.) to want to show his work through his
writings, assuming both the credit of his work and his responsibilities if the
readers are not satisfied by the writings of.
For this reason, we give the right to columnists and writers who
collaborate or want to collaborate with The Liberal Globe to use-show
let in their posts only bylines with their first and last name (if they wish)
or to use initials of their name and surname (and with no profiles in both
cases) and only for the job-article they have written and present. But what is
not allowed is the use of any photo and profile of them and purely for reasons
their own security and for the others security who collaborate with us.
All the articles, analyses and researches that have been written so far
in our website have been wrote by the founder and the soul of The Liberal
Globe, Thanos S. Chonthrogiannis, who was in the
first place impossible not to expose his profile publicly to our readers (his
profile does not include a photo), who have every right to know who created the
website The Liberal Globe.
In general, we believe that this approach is the best compromise between
total anonymity and full bylines, in our view.