IEPF, Baku, 18 Jul 2008 – David Dadge, Director of the International Press Institute (IPI), headquartered in Vienna has congratulated the International Eurasia Press Fund’s (IEPF) Chairman and the Director of IPI Azerbaijan National Committee Umud Rahimoglu on the occasion of his selection as a Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan Press Council. A congratulation note, whish is addressed simultenaously to another IPI member from Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Journalists’ Trade Union Mushfiq Aleskerli, who is selected as Press Council Deputy Chairman too, states the following: “Many congratulations Umud and Mushfig on your new appointment, which I think is a recognition of your strong support for Azerbaijani press freedom. Let me also say that this new role presents a real opportunity to campaign for the release of imprisoned journalists and bring about much needed changes in media legislation in Azerbaijan. Once again, many congratulations to both of you.”
We shall note that IPI’s close activities in regard to Azerbaijan started in 1999 and after two years under the leadership of Azer Hasret was launched IPI Azerbaijan National Committee. He led the IPI Azerbaijan untill 2005 and then resigned. After this Umud Rahimoglu started to execute director’s duty. IPI has six members in Azerbaijan and selection of two of them as a Press Council Deputy Chairmen is regarded as a serious success by respected international organization. Azerbaijan Press Council has 15 Board Members and only two of them are Deputy Chairmen.
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