Category Archives: Opinion

Ask your questions to Mr. Matthew Bryza-U.S Ambassador in Baku

The Baku Post is planning to have an interview from the U.S ambassador Mr. Matthew Bryza in Azerbaijan. If you have a question directly to Mr.Ambassador here is a chance for you to share it with us. The Baku Post will choose the most interesting and actual questions among the readers’ comments. Please, do not hesitate to ask your questions writing below this post’s comment stage.  You can ask your questions in Azerbaijani, English and Russian.

Opinion-burning the holy Koran-“It is a crisis of morality”

by World News

by Tahmina Pashayeva

Burning Holy Koran by preacher Pastor Wayne Sapp in Gainesville, Florida, U.A on March 20th, 2011. It has created a stressed situation between the Muslims  all over the world.

According to the information of the State Committee for Work with Religious Associations 95 percent of population are Muslims in Azerbiajan. Chairman  of the Centre for Protection of Freedom of  Conscience and Faith , Ilgar Ibrahimoglu shares his attitude concerning with event to the Baku Post.  He thinks that it is a crisis of morality.

“I consider it is a sabotage and moral terror under the name of self-expression.  Such events are repeated several times. I connected it with the problem of tact and nurture. It is also failure syndrome of people who lives in modern society. Our center did not apply to international institute. But this issue is under our attention. We will carry out discussion in this direction.” Continue reading

OPINION-War journalists-“Their life is not protected”

by Sabina Vagif

Idrak Abbasov talks about war journalists

On March 12, an Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al Jaber was traveling with two other Al Jazeera staff back to the rebel held city of Benghazi after reporting on an opposition protest in a nearby town. Moreover, unknown fighters opened fire on the car they were traveling in, according to Al Jazeera. This tragical event is raised the evidence that war journalists are still not protected in War areas during covering a conflict, no matter how professional they behave.

Azerbaijani journalist Idrak Abbasov thinks so and he shares his opinion about this event. as well as, his experience. He is a chief of the Extremal Journalists Institute in Baku. I.Abbasov covered the war between Georgia and Russia in 2008 where seven journalists were killed: “The situation in Libya is really so complicated and hard for correspondents as well. As I know four american journalists were been lost. The problem is that makes journlists’ job harder, and risky in the citizen war area. Therefore, in such kind of situation neither local, nor international law are being followed. So, it means even if a journalist is very well trained he or she still can be killed by fighting sides”. Continue reading