Friday, January 2, 2009

In Azerbaijan, stopped broadcasting Voice of America and Radio Liberty.

From January 1, Azerbaijan stopped broadcasting of Radio Liberty, Voice of America, the BBC "and" Europa Plus "passes" Interfax.
The head of the National Council of Broadcasting (NSTR) Nushirevan Magerramli stressed that the prohibition of radio stations should not be construed as infringing on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. Previously, he had already explained that the radio is not renewed the license, and robbed them of national frequencies.
The radio station "Europe plus", he said, is licensed as a local radio station, but most of the broadcast was in a foreign language. Thus leadership "Europe plus" violated Azerbaijani zakonodatelstvo.Soglasno decision NSTR, all television and radio, the National frequencies must broadcast in the Azeri language. An exception is made for news programs and programs to teach foreign languages, but on television and they must be accompanied by Azeri subtitles.
Previously, December 31, EU Commissioner for Foreign Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner and unnamed representative of the U.S. State Department expressed concern over the ban on the broadcasting of foreign radio stations in Azerbaijan.

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