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Press Statement
Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 29, 2006


Azerbaijan: Media Freedoms

The United States is concerned by the Government of Azerbaijan's moves to limit press freedoms. By ordering independent television and radio station ANS to cease broadcasts and by evicting independent Azadliq newspaper and Turan news service from their shared location, the government is seriously impeding the ability of independent journalists to work in Azerbaijan.

The United States closely monitors media freedoms and the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. We call on the Government of Azerbaijan to honor its commitment to democracy and freedom of the press by allowing all three media outlets to continue operations while negotiations on regulatory and licensing compliance are resolved in a manner that upholds the rule of law.

2006/1077

Released on November 29, 2006

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