Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 26 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The Azerbaijani Press Council will hold monitoring to verify the conditions created for journalists during the elections, Council Chairman Aflatun Amashov has told Trend.
"The Council's monitoring group consisting of board members will visit the polling stations in various regions and Baku in the run up to the elections and the election day, as always. The group will verify the conditions created for journalists, including in the sphere of their rights. If any problem is revealed, it will be immediately eliminated," Amashov said.
The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for November 7, 2010. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.
Amashov said a hotline will operate at the Press Council from morning until the close of voting on the election day.
"The phone numbers will be announced in advance. All appeals from the entire country region will be taken into account on this day. If any problems arose, we will try to eliminate them on the ground in order not to violate the rights of journalists to receive information," Amashov said.
Amashov said the council already carries out the monitoring on the pre-election "black PR." "We notice that the "black PR" has a very small percentage now compared to previous periods. The monitoring results will be announced next week," he said.
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