Azerbaijan’s representative, “Turan” Information Agency Director Mehman Aliyev made a speech on economic freedoms in the mass media.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Miklos Haraszti spoke during the conference, and said that problems related to freedom of speech exist in the South Caucasus countries and discussions with OSCE should be conducted to solve these issues. Haraszti emphasized that he called on Azerbaijan’s government to adopt a law on defamation and to release the imprisoned journalists. In conclusion he expressed hope for the solution of these issues.
National deputies Elmira Akhundova and Lale Abbasova, Norwegian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Jon Ramberg, “Turan” Information Agency Director Mehman Aliyev, Radio Liberty Baku Office Head Khadija Ismayilova, BSU Journalism Faculty Instructors Gulu Maharramli and Zeynal Mammadli, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety Chairman Emin Huseynov, Press Council Chairman Aflatun Amashov, APA Information Agency Head Vusala Mahirgizi, 1news.az news website head Ilham safarov, news.az news website head Elnur Baimov and the representatives of OSCE Baku Office and Presidential Administration took part in the conference.