September 12th, 2008

Today (12 September) the "Election 2008" NGO Coalition conducted a seminar on the theme "Public Oversight Mechanisms in Free and Fair Elections: abilities, opportunities and problems" in the International Press Center.

“Inam” Pluralism Center Chairman Vahid Gazi opened the event. He stated that the role and influence of mass media during election is weak. He noted that compared to previous election years, this year’s elections are covered less in the media. 

“Yeni Nasil” Journalist Union Chairman Arif Aliyev said that no election climate is noticed in the media.

Presidential candidates Fazil Gazanfaroglu, Gulamhuseyn Alibeyli, YAP candidate authoritative representative of president Ilham Aliyev  Mubariz Gurbanli and NGO leaders participated in the event.

Although an event was conducted in IPC, not everyone is allowed to hold press conferences or other events in the press center.

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