Azerbaijani president decrees to improve state support mechanism for media
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has decreed to improve mechanism of financing media from the state budget, AzerTaj state news agency reported.
Under the decree, the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers is instructed to take relevant measures from 2010 to finance newspapers and magazines via funds allotted by the centralized expenditures of the state budget for state support to media, to develop proposals to align current legislative acts with this decree and submit it to the president in a month.
According to the decree, decree 634 on Increasing State Support for Azerbaijani Writers signed by the Azerbaijan president on November 24, 1997, loses validity.
The decree recommends Azerbaijani parliament to consider parliamentary decision 519 Financing Children's Press from Budget dated February 23, 1993 as invalid.