Today, 21 July, the Azerbaijan Journalist Union presented the Hasan Bey Zardabi Award to several journalists on the 135th anniversary of Azerbaijan's national press.
Yeni Nasil Journalist Union chairman Arif Aliyev; Azerbaijan Radio employee Hikmat Nuriyev; Uch Nogta newspaper employee Punhan Afandiyev; Azerbaijan Journalist Union members Rafig Oday and Miralakbar Agayev; Sharg newspaper editor-in-chief Akif Ashirli; and AzTV employee Fatura Nabiyeva received the award.
The Azerbaijan Journalist Union Head Elchin Shikli said that the Azerbaijani press is celebrating its anniversary with both achievements and problems. Some of the problems pertain to the freedom of press and professionalism. “With the arrival of young people to press, these issues will be solved,” added Shikli.