Azerbaijan, Baku, Jul.31 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The Azerbaijani parliament and media had discussions on prospects of more intensive cooperation.
"Media cannot cover the parliament's activities at the proper level, media does not analyze the adopted laws," Azerbaijani Parliamentary Committee Chairman Nizami Jafarov told Trend at a meeting held by the Association of Impartial Journalists in the Ataturk center.
More than 3,300 media outlets have been registered in Azerbaijan. Currently only 600 of them function. Nearly 400 newspapers and magazines are published and more than 20 television channels are aired. Azerbaijan has about 50 electronic media outlets, 20 news agencies, and the rest are Internet resources.
Sometimes journalists cannot get in necessary contact with the chairmen of the committees and MPs, Jafarov said.
Journalists play considerable role in covering the parliament's activities, Panah Huseyn, member of the parliamentary group "Musavat", said.
The parliamentary administration should offer journalists more favorable opportunities, Huseyn said.
"Journalists always play an active role in informing the public about discussions held at the parliament. However, we may feel biased attitude in televised reports from meetings of the parliament on TV channels, " Sabir Rustamkhanly, chairman of the Civil Solidarity, MP said.
Media mostly draws attention to the opinions expressed during the discussions, MP Gultakin Hajibeyli said.
All bills submitted for discussions should be distributed among journalists to inform efficiently the public about the parliament's activities, Hajibeyli said.
"We should develop and submit to the leadership of the Parliament the proposal enabling to ensure more effective work of journalists in the parliament," MP Ganira Pashayeva said.
MPs are ready to undersign an appeal to be made by journalists in this respect, Pashayeva added.
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