Further legal restrictions on media

  On December 2, the Committee on Legal Policy and State Building and the Committee convened to discuss several bills, including the draft law on the fight agains. The draft law specifies some prohibitions for journalists in article 9, which concerns informing the public about special operations against religious extremism.   Article 9 of the bill provides that:   9.1. The activity of mass media workers in the area where a special operation against religious extremism is conducted shall be determined by the agency in charge of the operation. 9.2. Information...

Prosecutor General’s Office issues warning to several media outlets

The directors of Jumhuriyyet, Gaynarinfo, Gundeminfo, Criminal.az, Strateq.az, Independent Information Agency, Istiqlal.az, Journalist Research Center, and others have been invited to the Prosecutor General’s Office, reported  the Prosecutor General’s Office on November 23.    According to the report, these media representatives have been summoned in relation to the publication of inaccurate and libelous information about various state agencies, their heads and employees, as well as criminal cases investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office. The media outlets were required to stop spreading this allegedly inaccurate information.   The Prosecutor’s Office...
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