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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 30
The policy of circles, which spent hundreds of millions, wishing to put the Azerbaijani media under their influence, has collapsed, Azerbaijani President’s Assistant for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov said.
He made the remarks addressing the ceremony of presenting keys of new apartments to journalists in Baku on Jan. 30.
"It is very regrettable that some people, make a mistake by stating that Azerbaijan's policy in the media sphere has failed. Is providing state care to journalists, who familiarize citizens of the country with events taking place in domestic and foreign policy of the state, help in dealing with their material and spiritual problems that much of an erroneous phenomenon that it is regarded as the collapse of the information policy of the state?," Hasanov asked.
The presidential aide emphasized that it is the policy of those who, have been spending their taxpayers’ money under the guise of grants for years, tried to put other countries’ media under their influence in order to use them against their own state, statehood and national interests, has collapsed.