Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 12 / Trend M.Aliyev /
"When words freeze..." documentary film produced by TREND news company about Armenian vandalism against Azerbaijanis and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be evaluated positively.
"The film is very laconic and was shot on the basis of historical facts. The film tells the facts about the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia and Armenian vandalism," said Vugar Safarli, State Support for Media Development Fund Head of the under the Azerbaijani President. "It is not just about the Nagorno-Karabakh, but also about the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan that lasts for centuries and mass deportation of Azerbaijanis from Armenia."
Trend Agency produced the film "When words freeze..." ("Sözün bitdiyi zaman") through support of the State Support to Media Development Fund under the Azerbaijani President. The film has been prepared in English and Russian languages.
Safarli called on the media often refer to the Nagorno-Karabakh problem. "We call on journalists to pay more attention to this theme, it is our civic duty. Winning the information war with Armenia depends precisely on the media," Safarli said.
This year the Fund will try to take electronic media into account in its projects. "Also, we shall give the place to this subject in competitions for journalists. Despite the fact that the Fund is working with the printed media, every journalist may participate in competitions with any type of material. Competitions are increasing the intellectual skills of journalists and their social protection," he added.
He said in the run up to the Novruz holiday the Fund will announce the next contest for Azerbaijani journalists soon and set the direction for the projects.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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