President Aliyev: Influence of Azerbaijani information resources growing worldwide (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The influence of Azerbaijan's national information resources is growing worldwide, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his letter to the participants of the 7th Congress of Azerbaijani Journalists in Baku on March 10.
The letter was read out by Azerbaijani President’s Assistant for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov.
"After gaining independence in the 1990s, wide opportunities opened up for establishment of free and democratic press in our country," the president said.
The head of state underlined that thanks to the efforts of Azerbaijan's national leader Heydar Aliyev, the artificial barriers that restricted freedom of speech and press were eliminated, a strong legislative base was created for regulating media activities, consistent measures were taken to strengthen the material and technical base of publications, and a foundation was laid for progressive traditions in media-state relations.