FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY RESPONDS TO IRFS INQUIRY

November 5th, 2009
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (FAM) responded to the information inquiry from the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

In its inquiry on 10 June 2009, IRFS asked the Ministry to provide information regarding international documents that Azerbaijan Republic signed in the TV broadcasting sector. The list of international documents that Azerbaijan Republic signed regarding the TV broadcasting sector has also been included in the response letter signed by FAM Press Service Head Substitute Elkhan Polukhov.
 
The following contracts have been included on the list:
 
1.    Cooperation protocol between Azerbaijan Republic State TV and Radio Committee and Turkish Republic Radio and Television Committee. Ankara, 2 November, 1992.       
2.    Protocol in cinematography, radio programs and television sector between Azerbaijan Republic Government and China National Government. Beijing, 7 March, 1994.
3.    Agreement about cooperation between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Programs Company and Iran Islam Republic “Seda ve Sima” State Television and Radio Programs Department. Tehran, 2 July, 1994.
4.    Agreement about rules and terms of broadcasting Russian TV and Radio organizations’ programs in Azerbaijan Republic’s area, between Azerbaijan Republic Government and Russian Federation Government. Baku, 7 October, 1995.
5.    Contract between Azerbaijan Republic and Turkey Republic about Television broadcasting (agreement note). Baku, 8 December, 1995.
6.    Contract about broadcasting of Foreign TV and radio channels from Turkish Telecom Cable TV Network. Ankara, 22 May, 2001.
7.    Cooperation Agreement between Azerbaijan Republic State TV and Radio Programs Company and Ukraine National TV Company. Kiev, 3 June, 2004.
8.    Agreement on cooperation between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company and Georgia TV Radio broadcasting and. Tbilisi, 14 June 2004.
9.    Cooperation agreement between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Broadcasting and Romania Television Company. Bucharest, 11 October 2004.
10.    Cooperation agreement between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Broadcasting and Italy Republic “RAI” Radio and Television. Roma, 24 February 2005.
11.    Cooperation agreement between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company and China Central television. Beijing, 17 March 2005.
12.    Agreement on cooperation between “Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting” Closed Shareholder Society and “Television and Radio –Moldova” Public Company. Kishinev, 21 April 2005.
13.    Agreement on cooperation between “Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting” Closed Shareholder Society and Bulgaria National Television. Sofia, 23 September 2005.
14.    Cooperation agreement between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Shareholder Society and Belarus Republic National State Television and Radio Company. Minsk, 17 October 2006.
15.    Cooperation agreement between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Shareholder Society and Jordanian Television and Radio Company. Amman, 29 July 2007.  
16.    Cooperation agreement between Azerbaijan Republic State Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Shareholder Society and Kazakhstan Republic Television and Radio Corporation Shareholder Society. Astana, 7 August 2007.
17.    Comprehension memorandum between “Azerbaijan TV and Radio Programs” Closed Shareholder Society and Egypt TV and Radio Union. Baku, 29 December, 2007.  
18.    Cooperation agreement between “Azerbaijan TV and Radio Programs” Closed Shareholder Society and Poland Television. Warsaw, 26 February, 2008.