FREE COPY OF EVERY PERIODICAL PUBLISHED MUST BE SENT TO PRESS COUNCIL

May 10th, 2008

On 7 May 2008 President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on adding to the 1 April 2008 decree on application of the law “On Publishing Houses.”

According to the new decree, the words “Press Council” have been added to Article 22 (mandatory copies) of the law on “Law on Publication.” This means that it is mandatory to send copies of every periodical published to the Press Council, in addition to the National Library, Book Chamber, library of statutory organs and appropriate organs of the executive authority.