New edition of Heydar Aliyev Heritage Research Center has been published
Format: 145x 230 mm
Year of publication: 2010
Batch: Heydar Aliyev Heritage Research Center Publications
The book published in Azerbaijani and English languages is called "Road of 135 years".
Scientific Advisor of the book, Head of the Department on Public-Political Issues of the Presidential Administration, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Ali Hasanov writes in the foreword that in 1993 the national leader Heydar Aliyev returned to power at the request of the people and set the foundation of the history of the independence of Azerbaijan. Through political will and effort of Heydar Aliyev, simulated obstacles restricting pluralism, freedom of speech and information have been eliminated and legislative framework to regulate the activities of media has been improved and adapted to international standards. On August 6, 1998 with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan the Chief Directorate on the protection of state secrets in the media under the Cabinet of Ministers was abolished. Thus the Decree of President of Azerbaijan on April 16, 1992 on the use of military censorship, and Order on April 15, 1993 on control over the dissemination of information became invalid. As a democratic society, the elimination of censorship corresponded to the promising development of Azerbaijan. Implementation of measures included in the decree, played an important role in the development of independent media and in the implementation of freedom of speech, press and thought of the citizens set forth min international law and the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan. To ensure the sustainability of this policy, in 2000, the Ministry of Press and Information was removed and the government relinquished control over the press.
Currently, consistent and appropriate policy is pursued in building a strong economic potential, in accelerating the creation of civil society and in solving national problems respectively to the national interest in the independent Republic of Azerbaijan that lives an important stage in its development. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev successfully continues the policy and traditions of Heydar Aliyev on the requirements of modern era, and by appreciating the role of media in society, he identified that one of the priorities of its policy is to create a favorable environment for the development of media.
The speeches, thoughts, decrees and orders of national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev about media are brought to the readers notice in two languages which has been written with the joint efforts of Heydar Aliyev Heritage Research Center and "Kaspi" newspaper. The book is a significant visual aid to make an objective opinion about the policy of government to promote freedom of speech, information and media in the years of independence and is a worthy gift to the 135th anniversary of our press.