Legislation in the field of media and the Internet, problems in their application , the prosecution of speech on the Internet , security services surveillance of correspondence to the Internet and other issues were the focus of a roundtable at the hotel
The head of this NGO Rashid Hajili said in his speech that the law provides criminal penalties for statements in the media and on the basis of these provisions many media representatives, civil society activists and politicians have been convicted.
The authorities promised to adopt a law on defamation, but they have not done so, moreover,
criminal penalties for libel have been extended to statements on the Internet.
Of particular concern is that the security services maintain constant control of correspondence on the Internet and listen to phone conversations. Monitoring mechanism for this activity does not exist. Security services do not report on their work.
In most cases, surveillance is conducted for bloggers and civil society activists .
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It is necessary to create a mechanism for the monitoring and surveillance of listening to the Internet, the participants noted during the event. This practice is contrary to law and it is possible only by the court, the lawyer Alasgar Mammadli noted.
He also noted that the courts are unfair and take inadequate solutions with respect to the opposition media. In particular, on the suit of the head of the Baku Underground against the newspaper Azadlig the paper has been imposed a fine of 30,000 manats for defamation , and the
During the discussions, the representatives of the
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