A 1993 censor's log book, revealing the interplay between censors and
the cuts they made, has been circulating among Baku editors. Some
extracts from the purloined document:
³An article cut from Azadliq. It said that S. Husseinov demanded the
resignation of President Aliyev at his press conference at Ganja. If
you see such information in other newspapers, cut it out immediately.
At 25, Gunduz M. Tairli is a chain - smoking, ink - stained journalist.
His face is angular; his expression intense. He is also chief editor of
Azadliq, one of Baku's most popular newspapers, and the organ of the
opposition Popular Front party. Putting out Azadliq is a daily struggle
for Tairli, who labors 12 hours a day, six days a week for the
equivalent of $50 a month.