DRAFT LAW ON DEFAMATION SUBMITTED TO PARLIAMENT

October 14th, 2009
Yesterday, 13 October, “Yeni Nesil” Journalist Union Chairman Arif Aliyev conducted a conference in the Azerbaijan Media Center.  Arif Aliyev told journalists that the “Draft Law on Defamation” was prepared and submitted to the parliament.

“The draft law, consisting of 18 articles and 3 chapters, considers the decriminalization of defamation,” said Arif Aliyev. “The project was prepared by six organizations  –  the League of Democratic Journalists,  the Azerbaijan Journalist Union, the Journalist and Development Center, the N.Nacafov Fund, the Azerbaijan Media Center, and the “Yeni Nesil” Journalist Union.”