Baku, November 6, AZERTAC
“Now journalist of Italian La Repubblica Pietro Del Re is under abusive attack of Armenian lobby. It was also the case with TF1 and New York Times journalists who were physically threatened by Armenian lobby. We strongly condemn such attacks against free media, freedom of expression,” Assistant to the Azerbaijani President, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev made a post on his Twitter account.
“We call Reporters Without Borders and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media to condemn and deplore physical, verbal threats, and abusive personal attacks against professional journalists, media who covered objective realities of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Freedom of expression must be respected,” Hajiyev tweeted.