NTRC DOESN’T SEE ANY LAW VIOLATION IN BROADCASTING FOOTAGE ABOUT JOURNALIST AGIL KHALIL

April 11th, 2008

National TV and Radio Council (NTRC) Assistant Chairman Togrul Mammadov expressed his opinion about the broadcast of footage about “Azadlig” Newspaper journalist Agil Khalil.

According Mammadov, the investigation material may be broadcast when it is of great public significance. “It is noted in the law ‘On TV and Radio Broadcasting’ and NTRC regulations that TV and Radio broadcasting is free and broadcasters carry out their creativity and editorial activity on the basis of professional independence,” said Mammadov. “If a legal or physical person is upset by the actions of broadcasters which they believe are outside the framework of the saw, that person can file a lawsuit. However, regarding the broadcasting of footage about Agil Khalil no law violation was observed.”