IRFS attempted to contact the International Press Center, to inquire about the event scheduled for tomorrow, however no one answered the phone. But when IRFS called the International Press Center’s fax number (as indicated on the center’s website – www.aipc.az), a person did answer. That person stated he was a security guard and said he had no information.
IRFS put all of the telephones numbers shown on the International Press Center’s website into an online database of telephone numbers maintained by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies. Interestingly, while all of the other numbers listed on the site are registered to the International Press Center, the fax line, that is the one that someone actually answered, is registered to “Kaspi” Newspaper. “Kaspi” Newspaper is known to frequently publish articles with a pro-government slant.
IRFS was also unable to get in touch with representatives of the “Election 2008” NGO Coalition to clarify this matter.