Azerbaijani Press Council Believes Appeal on Pardon of Journalists will Yield Results

Society Materials 29 August 2008 10:39 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 August/ Trend , corr T. Aliyev/ The Press Council of Azerbaijan hopes the arrested journalists will be pardoned. "The Press Council has appealed President to pardon arrested journalists and hopes that this appeal will be taken into consideration," Aflatun Amashov, chairman of Press Council said during his meeting with Oktay Eksi, chairman of Turkish Press Council and World Association of Press Councils.

At present three journalists have been arrested in Azerbaijan. Members of Board of Press Council of Azerbaijan have paid a five-day visit to Turkey. Chairmen of Press Councils of both countries discussed situation of printed press in Azerbaijan and Turkey. The meeting also focused on holding conference of World Association of Press Councils in Baku or in Istanbul. The final decision on venue of the conference will depend on who offers better conditions. Problems in the sphere of development of press in many countries all over the world are expected to be discussed during the conference.

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