Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 24 /Trend/
A regional conference which is taking place on the self-regulation of the media in CIS countries began its work in Chisinau (Moldova) on Wednesday.
The event, which involved Avaz Rustamov the head of the Monitoring Group of the Press Council of Azerbaijan will continue for two days, the Press Council of Azerbaijan told Trend on Wednesday. The Press Council of Moldova is the event's organiser which is being held as part of a project back with financial support of the Moscow office of UNESCO.
The main topic is privacy laws which will be discussed by media experts from several European countries.
The event was opened by Ludmila Andronkina chairman of the Press Council of Moldova. She informed guests about the direction of the organisation she headed. Luminita Drumea the head of the Moscow office of UNESCO also took part at the event.
The Azerbaijani Press Council is often faced with privacy issues Mr Rustamov said in a speech but added there is a decrease in the number of such cases, compared with 2003 when the Press Council was just created.
"But the situation must be kept under control. I think this issue is relevant for other post-Soviet countries too and has been also stressed in regional media meetings, held in Baku," Mr Rustamov said.
According to him, journalists are often confused by the line between personal and public life.
"Sometimes needless information about officials and authorities are published. Of course, this is due to the lack of professionalism," Mr Rustamov said
Media structure presentations will be discussed and reports from European experts will be heard on the second day of the event.