NTRBC: All TV channels must broadcast programs only in Azerbaijani language from January1, 2009

NTRBC: All TV channels must broadcast programs only in Azerbaijani language from January1, 2009
# 30 December 2008 12:00 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Kamala Guliyeva–APA. National TV and Radio Broadcasting Council made decision on Tuesday to improve use of Azerbaijani language on TV channels, said the Council’s Chairman Nushiravan Mahharamli at a press conference after the meeting, APA reports. Maharramli said 95 percent of the programs on local TV channels were broadcasted in Azerbaijani and according to the NTRBC decision all programs would be aired only in Azerbaijani from January 1, 2009. He said there would be some exceptions, including English and Russian news programs, coverage of special socio-political events, education programs (with duration not exceeding 30 minutes). It was said in the decision, interpretation to those programs should be given in subtitles.
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