Azerbaijan, Baku, June 4 / Trend , A.Huseynbala /
Appeals will be made to courts in Azerbaijan to liquidate the state registration of the inactive media outlets. "Currently we hold the monitoring of all media outlets registered by the Ministry of Justice. As a result of monitoring, we will appeal to appropriate courts for liquidation of the registration of all media outlets that have not been operating over the past two years," Aflatun Amashov, Chairman of the Press Council of Azerbaijan, told Trend on June 4.
More than 3,300 media outlets were registered in Azerbaijan. Currently only 600 of them function. Nearly 400 newspapers and magazines are published and more than 20 television channels function. There are about 50 electronic media outlets, 20 news agencies, and the rest are the Internet resources in Azerbaijan.
Amashov said that the initial monitoring revealed that most of the inactive media outlets registered are the newspapers.
"We intend to complete the monitoring in a short time. I think it is also a good impact on the fight against racketeering," said the Chairman of the Council.
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