“GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MASS MEDIA CONCEPTION” SIGNED

July 31st, 2008
Today (31 July) President Ilham Aliyev signed the “Government Support for Development of Mass Media in Azerbaijan Republic” order.

According to the order, Presidential Executive Administration is tasked with the following:

Within three months to prepare proposals regarding the creation of a fund to support the development of mass media institutions and to present them to the president of Azerbaijan Republic
To conduct control on the fulfillment of the principles of “Government Support for Development of Mass Media in Azerbaijan Republic” and to regularly inform the president of the Azerbaijan Republic about this

Different forms of government support for the development of mass media are considered in the conception: methodical, organizational-technical, consultative, financial and so on. Two forms of financial support are reflected in the document – financial assistance without competition (targeted aids, focused aids, financial aid from government budget and the placement of fee-based government advertisements in mass media) and financial assistance through competition (long-term and compromising credits, separate financial assistance).