Executive director: Freedom House's report is biased
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 3 / Trend, T.Hajiyev /
The information about Azerbaijan in a recent Freedom House report is biased, Executive Director of the Fund for State Support to Media Development Vugar Safarli told journalists today.
"Freedom House always disseminates negative information about Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's last place on the table of freedom of press is biased," he added.
He said the press is developing in Azerbaijan and the state provides support to media.
Safarli also added that 1.300 million mant have been allocated from the state budget in 2009 for media development, while in 2010 this figure hit 3 million manat.
This year, it is envisaged to allocate 2.400 million manat for this purpose.
Safarli believes that these measures serve to improve material and technical base of media authorities, as well as ensure social welfare of journalists.
"Such measures create conditions for the development of free press," he said.