Azerbaijan, Baku, March 12 / Trend , T. Hajiyev /
According to the chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Committee, despite the shortcomings in the legislation, the country's constitution allows applying international laws in the press.
"Azerbaijani legislation on freedom of the press and the receipt of information has been brought into line with European standards and meets international norms," Ali Huseynov, chairman of the parliamentary committee on legal politics and state-building said at an international conference on the topic "Media in a democratic society: the international and national practice".
More than 4,000 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.
According to Huseynov, the changes made in the 2009 by the referendum in the Azerbaijani Constitution and the amendments related to this, do not contradict international law and similar processes have been also observed in a number of countries' practice.
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