“LIDER” TV CHANNEL DOESN’T REVEAL RATING OF ITS PROGRAMS

May 8th, 2008
The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety has received a response to its inquiry about the number of viewers for the film “Iflas,” which was broadcast on “Lider” TV.

In the response from “Lider” TV channel to IRFS it is written, “You can appeal to rating companies to find out about the number of viewers of “Iflas” film.

IRFS contacted “Lider” TV channel Protocol Service Head Irina Korolyova who sent the response because the inquiry wasn’t fully answered. Korolyova stated that they don’t give any information about the ratings of their programs and recommended appealing to rating companies. IRFS is currently searching for such a company, but has thus far been unable to locate one in Azerbaijan.