After regaining independence, the Azerbaijani language was recognised as the state language in the 1995 Constitution, and conditions for its widespread use in all areas of the nation’s life have been created. The Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Mass Media (February, 2000) states: “No language limitations are applied to the mass media in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic” (Article 6). The Law on the State Language of the Republic of Azerbaijan was passed and came into force in January 2003. The Law on Advertising (October, 1997) determines that advertising in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan must be in the state language, with the use of other languages when it necessary. See also chapter 2.5.4.