Ali Ahmedov: “Under implication of the freedom of speech and press moral terror campaign is conducting “

Such actions of the structure turned to their customary rules of activity. Moreover, some persons and political parties, the owners of these mass media will use them for the purposes of political struggle that in turn, can lead to formation of dangerous traditions for society.
In connection with this point Ali Ahmedov, Deputy Chairman of Yeni Azerbaijan Party said that at present some confusion is being observed in the field of the freedom of speech of our country: “We think that provision of the freedom of speech and press is one of the important requirements of democracy that is impossible to comprehend and establish without them. In this respect, I think that provision of the freedom of speech will lead to democratic development as well as to common prosperity and progress of the state. At the same time, we are concerned with the cases of abuse of environment of the freedom of speech and press”.
As A. Ahmedov affirms, equally with provision of the freedom of speech and press, democracy is also factor banning insult of any personality: “I note with regret that in Azerbaijan it is possible to face the cases when the freedom of speech and press is used in distorted form. Very frequently we become eye-witnesses of the cases when some mass media bodies insult the citizens that prove some court examinations. But we suppose that mass media should not take the situation to trial. I think that these violations particularly are due to use of the implication of the freedom of speech and press by some mass media for the purposes of violation of the rights of some citizens and perpetrating the acts of moral terror. In turn, it causes deep troubles of the people. But in some cases, such a situation can lead to that all society will be concerned with slander and abusive articles, and also purposeful campaigns. It is possible to observe the same cases right now when such episodes grow into the subject of press-society relationship, covering more people. That’s why we frequently think over improving of democratic situation in Azerbaijan and reinforcement of necessary democratic values for full-value provision of the implication of the freedom of speech and press that should not be limited”.
A. Ahmedov stressed the fact that for the last time some mass media allow themselves to slander and commit moral terror against some political opponents. According to him, it is necessity to stop this campaign: “They insult and disgrace the opponents, the Government Members, and libel them that is inadmissible at all. Thus, we think that it is necessity to make amendments and appendices to the Law on Mass Media ensuing from necessity of preventive measures of abuse of the implication of the freedom of speech and press”.

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