BAKU PRESS CLUB CANNOT RESTORE ITS ACTIVITY

March 13th, 2009
Baku Press Club’s appeal addressed to the Baku city Executive Administration to restore its activity has not been responded yet.

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by one of the club founders Arif Aliyev today. Aliyev said that they have not received any answer to their appeal addressed to the Baku city Executive Administration in October 2008.
“We have appealed to international organizations in connection with this issue, but places offered are not suitable for office,” said Aliyev.
IRFS contacted Baku city Executive Administration to clear up matters. IRFS was told by this organ that the appeal was made long ago and therefore, they needed the number of the registration. “The ones who made the appeal are not interested in the results,” said the employee of the Baku city Executive Administration. Aliyev told IRFS that they cannot reveal the number of the registration for several reasons.
Baku Press Club was created in July 1998. In January 2005 it stopped its activity due to financial and location problems.