The United States is concerned about reports that Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Voice of America and the BBC may be discontinued in Azerbaijan

The United States is concerned about reports that Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Voice of America and the BBC may be discontinued in Azerbaijan
# 07 November 2008 10:27 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Victoria Dementyeva–APA. The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Azerbaijan’s National Television and Radio Council may discontinue local radio broadcasts of international media, including Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the Voice of America (VOA) and the BBC. The United States asked to clarify the situation, APA reports quoting the US State Department’s web-site. “The Chairman of Azerbaijan’s National Television and Radio Council (NTRC) said on October 31, that foreign broadcasts on frequencies controlled by the government of Azerbaijan may cease in 2009”. The United States believes that international broadcasters such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the BBC contribute to Azerbaijan’s democratic development, said in the statement by the Deputy Spokesman of the State Department Robert Wood.
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