Azerbaijani National Television and Radio Council proposes to increase impact on TV channels to preserve common national values

Azerbaijani National Television and Radio Council proposes to increase impact on TV channels to preserve common national values

Azerbaijan, Baku, October 3 / Trend A. Huseynbala /

The Azerbaijani National Television and Radio Council proposed to increase impact on TV channels to preserve common national values.

"TV channels broadcast too many programs concerning show business. Population rather disagrees on this regards. This problem is often mentioned during public discussions. As it is known, the council does not interfere in creative work, professional activity of TV channels. But we voiced several proposals to increase impact on TV channels to preserve common national values," chairman of the Azerbaijani National Television and Radio Council, Nushiravan Maharramli, told Trend on October 3.

Head of the presidential administration Ramiz Mehdiyev attracted attention to shortages in activity of TV and radio channels in the article published in 'Azerbaijan' newspaper under the title 'Ether time of Azerbaijan: problems and tasks' on October 2.

Mehdiyev said that increasing number of low-quality entertaining show programs at TV channels is one of mainly discussed problems disturbing public.

Head of the administration said that discussion of the problem by experts demonstrated that business-interests of TV and radio channels, adding programs alien to our mentality to fill up ether, lack of professional staff and other problems are one of major grounds of similar serous shortages.

Maharramli said that the Council considers this article as guidance to act and more strengthen activity within its authority.  

He said that discussions held with the government, public, experts and heads of TV channels will cause serious changes.

Regarding with preparation of TV channels' conceptions on values and morality, Maharramli said that preparation of this document is slightly problematic.

"The national value in particular was always ground of serous discussions and disputes among experts. Thus, it is difficult to create a special conception. But each channel must have its conception," he said.  

Maharramli said that the council will try to organize trainings to increase journalists' professionalism working at TV channels.

"Similar trainings are necessary for both leading news programs and talk-show programs. We also must put on requirements towards TV channels," chairman of the council said.

Up to 4,000 media outlets were registered in Azerbaijan, 600 of them operate now. Roughly 400 newspapers and magazines are published. Over 20 TV channels operate. There are 50 E-media outlets, 20 information agencies, rest - Internet resources in Azerbaijan.

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