May 18th, 2009
The lawsuit of the Legal Enlightenment of Sumgayit Youth (LESY) Public Union against the National TV and Radio Council (NTRC), filed the NTRC refuses to grant a license to LESY to open a regional TV channel in Sumgayit city, has been accepted for consideration by Baku Economic Court #1. The hearing on this civil case will be conducted on 20 May under the chairmanship of Judge M. Bayramov.

At the end of the last year, LESY appealed to the NTRC for a license to open a new television in Sumgayit, according to Mammadli. However in a response letter addressed to LESY by the NTRC, it was indicated that one of the most important criteria for opening a new regional television channel is demand by the population. “Ganun Aliliyi” Sumgayit Regional Legal Resource Center is providing LESY with legal representation.
LESY President Elchin Mammedov said that the NTRC creates bureaucratic obstacles in the development of regional TV channels.