US State Department and OSCE reaction to the ban of foreign FM radio broadcasting in Azerbaijan

US State Department and OSCE reaction to the ban of foreign FM radio broadcasting in Azerbaijan
# 30 December 2008 17:03 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ramil Mammadli–APA. “We regret for the decision of the Government of Azerbaijan not to renew FM licenses for broadcasters including the BBC, Radio Liberty and Voice of America. These media organizations play important role in the democratic debates, as well as free exchange of ideas and information in Azerbaijan”, said in the statement of the US State Department issued on the ban of foreign FM radio in Azerbaijan. The State Department noted that they intended to continue cooperation with Azerbaijan to elaborate legal framework for the further broadcasting of these radio and TV stations.
The OSCE also spread press release about its regret for ban of foreign FM radio in Azerbaijan.
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