Organized by the Press Council of Azerbaijan, the meeting on January 12 focused on the problems faced by the press after the price increase for energy carriers, communal services and passenger transportation. The meeting brought together the editor-in-chiefs of the newspapers and heads of the journalism organizations and firms, Trend reports. The Chairman of the Press Council, Aflatun Amashov said that the price increase will also have an impact on the press. The prices for the production of the newspaper paper in the country, the expenses on the printing and communal services will increase due to the price raise for the energy carriers and communal services, Amashov said.
He said that various proposals are made to find a way out from the situation. They include increasing prices for newspapers, strengthening of the advertisement market and other proposals.
The member of the Press Council and Azerbaijan Parliament, Bakhtiyar Sadigov said that the price raise for the energy carriers and communal services was forecasted, and awaiting the changes of the decision would be unfaithful. Increasing the prices for newspapers is not available. Let us apply to the President of the country, Ilham Aliyev and Cabinet of Ministers with concrete proposals, he said. Editor-in-Chief of 525 Newspaper, Rashad Mejid considers that price increase for the energy carriers and communal services are not fair and the decision should be annulled. Increasing the price for newspapers is not a way out from the problem. The decision of the Tariff Council should be annulled to change the situation, Mejid said. The Chairman of the Union of Journalists Yeni Nesil, Arif Aliyev, and other participants also supported this proposal.