Foreign TV broadcasting to be forbidden in Azerbaijan
December 23rd, 2011

Azerbaijani media announced today that no foreign TV will station be broadcast in Azerbaijan after 1 May, 2013. The Chairman of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council (NTRC) Nushiravan Maharramli announced the decision, which was passed at NTRC’s meeting. According to the announcement “the decision aims to raise the level of national consciousness and education of the younger generation.”

“Our younger generation mustn’t be educated in the spirit of the foreign TV series”, the NTRC Chairman said. “Nowadays people in Azerbaijan can watch TV series in any languages through cable TV, satellite and Internet. Our decision relates to the national TV broadcasters.”