NUSHIRAVAN MAGERRAMLI: TV AND RADIO COMPANIES WHICH DO NOT FULFILL OUR REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CLOSED
В"The activities for averting the gaps in the law on the National Board on TV and Radio Broadcasting is currently underway and we are engaged in issuing and extending the licenses to the TV and Radio companies, the chairman of the National Board on TV and Radio Broadcasting Nushiravan Magerramli told Trend.
According to him, for today the licenses have been issued to AzTV, Public TV, STV and Kyapaz РўР'. В"Those companies, which do not obey the rules of the law, are indifferent to them, will be closed. As soon as they are closed, the tender will be announced for this wave and new TV channels will be openedвЂќ, - Magerramli stated.
He also reported, for the last two months 4 cabel TVs were set up in Baku. According to him, the work is underway for opening in 2006 the regional TVs in a number of regions: Sheki, Evlakh, Agdam, Agdjabedi, Imishli, Salyan, Saatli, Shamaha and other regions. Magerramli also noted there is a necessity for the local TV channels, as it is impossible to ensure all regional interests only by means of the metropolitan channels.
Maherramli also noted the Board conducts permanent monitoring of TV and Radio companies. According to him, the private channels violate the requirements to the law вЂњOn advertisingвЂќ, calling for the population, officials to observe the laws they get illegal profit from advertising. В"We will take measures against these TV channels in line with the law. At first we will do a warning, in case of non-fulfillment of the requirements, their license will be revised. In general, the issue of licensing will be solved till 28 October 2005, followed by publicizing the names of the companies which received the licenses, extended the licensing period and those which were deprived of them for infringement of the law. There is also the possibility of closing the channels for indifference or negligence of lawsвЂќ, the chairman reported.
Magerramli also voiced his attitude to the critical statement of the Media Rights Institute head Rashid Hadjily on the activities of the National Board on TV and Radio Broadcasting. He resolutely disagrees with the critical charges against the activities of the National Board.