Azerbaijani journalists celebrate their holiday today

Azerbaijani journalists celebrate their holiday today
# 22 July 2012 07:53 (UTC +04:00)
The first newspaper had only 56 editions and was published from July 22, 1875 to September, 1877. He played an irreplaceable role in the development of national press in Azerbaijan. “Ekinchi” was an educational newspaper. It was very popular among the intellectuals and ordinary people as well. Outstanding intellectuals and writers were regularly publishing their articles there. Tsarist Russia began to fear of educational mission of the newspaper and banned its publication.

In the past 137 years, the Azerbaijani press passed through different periods of regression and renaissance becoming a mirror of the society’s view on the processes. A ban on censorship in 1998 gave serious impetus to the development of the press in Azerbaijan.

There are more than numerous mass media organizations in the republic, including a number of different newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet-newspapers, which are developing now. The development of information technology made the Azerbaijani press a part of global information network. The process of globalization in the world didn’t step aside the newspapers as well. Today hundreds of journalists are attending trainings and internships sponsored by the international organizations for improving their professional skills.

Azerbaijan Press Council prevented scattered publications and published Professional Code of Journalists, which had a positive impact on solution of problems between the media organizations. Description of freedom of press and expression as a basic principle in the Constitution of Azerbaijan promoted the formation of media as a free and strong institution of the society. Azerbaijani journalists became active participants of these processes.

On June 11, 2010, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev issued an order to celebrate 135 years of the national press of Azerbaijan. APA News Agency congratulates all our colleagues on their holiday and wishes them successes.
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