State-run newspapers to be closed in Azerbaijan

State-run newspapers to be closed in Azerbaijan
# 24 September 2009 11:22 (UTC +04:00)
He said Chief of the Public Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov told him about that. “Ali Hasanov told me that serious changes are expected in Azerbaijani media in the next few years. Defamation will be decriminalized, state-run newspapers and magazines will be closed, advertising market will be strengthened and huge work will be done for increasing of professionalism in media. Ali Hasanov said accusations against media were also reduced”.

WAN official said he asked Ali Hasanov for releasing of journalists from arrest. “He promised to deliver my request to the President”.

Braun added that he was not satisfied with the state of media in Azerbaijan and said three arrested journalists and two bloggers should be released soon.
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