Baku. Farid Mirzayev – APA. Azerbaijan’s National Television and Radio Council has filed a lawsuit to the Baku Court of Appeal for withdrawing the license of the ANS Independent Broadcasting and Media Company dated October 25, 2013.
The broadcasting of ANS Broadcasting Media Company’ was suspended for one month, said the National Council for Television and Radio July 19.
The Council adopted a decision to suspend the broadcasting of ANS from 18:30 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) July 18 for a period of one month and to file a lawsuit to the court for withdrawing its license dated Oct. 25, 2013.
This decision was made given the appeal of the Prosecutor General’s Office, dated July 18, 2016, as well as the requirements of the articles 11, 23 and 32 of the law “On the Television and Radio Broadcasting”, in order to prevent the provocation aimed at undermining the strategic cooperation relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan and not to allow the open propaganda of terrorism.
In addition, the Council passed a decision to cancel the ANS Broadcasting and Media Company’s license dated October 25, 2013.
The decision was made taking into account the requirements of the article 23.3.8 of the law “On the Television and Radio Broadcasting”.