July 31st, 2008
“” site, which ceased its operations on 28 July for unknown reasons, restored its work today at 2:15 p.m.

During the period the site was not in operation a lot of information, interviews, news and comments that had been placed on the site between 21-28 July was removed. The site’s editor-in-chief Jasur Sumerinli reported this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

According to Sumerinli, these kinds of incident have been continuously repeated. “We thought this was a technical matter. However, we realized, after we received messages, that some circles are not interested in this kind of website. Attacks against our site from different addresses also indicate that the problem is not simply technical,” J. Sumerinli said.

Sumerinli emphasized that the leadership of “” site is currently investigating this matter. Some conclusions have already been made. These conclusions will be disclosed during the press conference to be conducted on 1 August about provocation and pressure against “” site. The press conference will be held at noon in the office of the “Officers in Reserve and Retirement” Public Union (Basti Bagirova 14, below the Statistics Committee. Close to 28 May Cinema). All mass media employees are invited.

Recall that “” site started operating in September of 2007. The site covers events happening in the defense and security sector of Azerbaijan and around the world.