Azerbaijan – Press freedom (15 May 2017)

France is concerned by the Azerbaijani authorities’ decision to block several Internet news sites in the country.

It calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to abide by the international commitments they freely entered into and to fully respect the freedom of information and of the press, which are fundamental to the development of civil societies and the consolidation of democratic institutions.

France will continue to closely monitor the media situation in Azerbaijan.