Azeri President Ilham Aliyev named “press predator”

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev named “press predator”

PanARMENIAN.Net - On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders released an updated list of 39 Predators of Freedom of Information – presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and kill journalists and other news providers.

“These predators of freedom of information are responsible for the worst abuses against the news media and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “They are becoming more and more effective. In 2012, the level of violence against news providers was unprecedented and a record number of journalists were killed,” he said.

This year, as in 2012, 2 of the 39 "predators", are representatives of Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev and his faithful companion in Nakhichevan, Vasif Talybov, Contact.az reported.

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