LIVE PROGRAMS OF “RADIO LIBERTY” CEASE

February 27th, 2009
The Baku bureau of Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFERL) has stopped airing the live “Khabar-Ater” program and “Jan Baki” will be stopped next week.

Khadija Ismayilova, head of the Baku bureau of Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.
According to Ismayilova no staff changes or lay offs are taking place in the Baku bureau, but there are certain changes regarding programming. In place of the live the talk shows, there will be new programs, said Ismayilova.
The broadcasts of "Radio Liberty", "Voice of America" and BBC via FM frequencies in Azerbaijan were ceased on 1 January 2009 on the basis of a decision that Azerbaijan's National Television and Radio Council issued on 30 December 2008.