Improving the freedom, independence, pluralism and diversity of media

Back Azerbaijan: New journalism textbooks

Azerbaijan: New journalism textbooks

Azerbaijani students in journalism will now benefit from four new textbooks on: TV Journalism, Radio Journalism, Journalism of New Media and Photo Journalism. These texts books were prepared to cover gaps in the current curricula concerning topics such as online media and will be distributed to the Journalism Faculty of Baku State University as well as other universities, non-governmental organisations and relevant state agencies.

The journalism textbooks have been produced by the Council of Europe / European Union Joint project on “Freedom of expression and media freedom in Azerbaijan” which is part of the Partnership for Good Governance for Eastern Partnership countries.

Baku 20 September 2017
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Specific objective 1: review media legislation and regulation to bring these in line with European standards including ethical standards for media professionals.

Indicator: national legislation and media regulation is in compliance with European standards, notably in the following areas: public-service broadcasting; independence of broadcasting regulators; access to public information; concentration and transparency of media ownership; freedom of expression, including on the Internet, in at least 3 of 6 target countries.


Specific objective 2: support the implementation of legal frameworks, including remedial actions.

Indicator: public service, media governance and management are assessed and measures are taken to align them with Council of Europe standards.


Specific objective: promote the safety of journalists.

Indicator: awareness of CoE standards, in particular Articles 2 and 10 of ECHR, among members of parliaments is increased.