Today in the “Park Inn” Hotel a conference called “Heydar Aliyev and Azerbaijan’s Press” was conducted in honor of former president Heydar Aliyev’s 85th birthday.
The conference was organized by the “Yeni Azerbayjan” Party (YAP) and the Press Council. During the press conference films by ANS on Heydar Aliyev and the press were shown. In addition government officials and Press Council Chairman Aflatun Amashov spoke about Heydar Aliyev’s attitude and care for the press, and the history of Aliyev’s relationship with press workers. Despite the fact that the conference brought together government officials, media representatives, chief editors, and journalists, nothing was said about the current situation of the press, problems and pressure against the media.