Turkey to mull situation with freedom of speech, media in world
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
Turkey will discuss a situation with freedom of speech and media in the world.
"On July 9-10, Istanbul will host an annual meeting of the World Association of Press Councils in which Chairman of the Azerbaijani Press Council Aflatun Amashov will participate," the organization told Trend on July 8.
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.
During the meeting, Amashov will make a report on the principles of the organization's activity in the done work. "The meeting will also discuss ways of improving media self-regulation, the existing problems will be examined and the ways out of them will be determined," the council reported.
The Azerbaijani Press Council is a member of the World Association of Press Councils since 2005, and Amashov - member of the Board of this organization. This will be the Azerbaijani Press Council's third participation in meetings of the association.