Freedom of speech in May left much to be desired,Trend reports referring to the report by Journalists Defense Committee Ruh compiled by the totals of monitoring led in May 2006.
According to the report, journalists encountered numerous problems while attempting to obtain information. During the month journalists faced 5 legal proceedings.
Ahmed Veliyev, rector of Odlar Yurdu university and candidate from second Surakani election district в"- 31, filed an action against Yeni Musavat in May. Besides, 2 journalists have been apprehended regardless of their professional activity. During May, broadcasting of Aygun TV (Zagatala0 and Khachmaz TV (Khachmaz) has been suspended.