September 2nd, 2008

Six daily newspapers’ sale price have increased their prices by 10 gepik between 1-2 September.

“Baki Khabar” Newspaper editor-in-chief Aydin Guliyev told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. According to him, “Azadlig”, “Bizim Yol”, “Baki Khabar”, “Futbol”, “Het Trik” and “Chempion” raised their sale prices by 10 gepiks. At present those newspapers sell for 40 cents.

“The financial situation of newspapers might become difficult in near months and to prevent this, newspapers need to implement reforms,” said Guliyev. He also added that print expenses and rent prices in Azerbaijan Publishing House are expected to increase in the near future.

A representative in Azerbaijan Publishing House, who wished to remain anonymous, told IRFS that neither print expenses nor rent prices for offices given to editorial offices are expected to increase until the end of 2008.