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Note on the Azeri press: Censorship is constitutionally outlawed. But there is a government agency, the "Main Administration for the Protection of State Secrets in the Press," to which editors must submit their issues prior to publication. Even so, the censorship is relatively lax, largely because the censors appear overwhelmed by the large number of newspapers and periodicals being published.
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