• The regular meeting of National TV and Radio Council was held on 5 October 2015.

    At the meeting the facts of infringements by “ANS Independent Broadcasting and Media Company” of the requirements of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Television and Radio Broadcasting” was considered.

    According to the Article 13.2 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Advertising” adopted on 15 May 2012 and to the Article 187-1.0.5 of the Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Administrative Infringements” the Decision on applying penalty to ANS TV

    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Sen tek deyilsen” (“You are not alone”) broadcasted on 01 October 2015 at 16.20 – 19.00;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Sen tek deyilsen” (“You are not alone”) broadcasted on 02 October 2015;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Xoshgedemle axtariram seni” (“Looking for you with Hoshgedem”) broadcasted on 04 October 2015 at 21.30-24.00;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Salam Azerbaycan” (“Hello Azerbaijan”) broadcasted on 01 October 2015;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Salam Azerbaycan” (“Hello Azerbaijan”) broadcasted on 02 October 2015;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Salam Azerbaycan” (“Hello Azerbaijan”) broadcasted on 03 October 2015;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Salam Azerbaycan” (“Hello Azerbaijan”) broadcasted on 05 October 2015;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Shokolad” (“Chocolate”) broadcasted on 18 September 2015;
    • in amount of 6000 AZN in connection with infringement of legal requirements on sponsorship during the program “Shokolad” (“Chocolate”) broadcasted on 21 September 2015;

    totally in amount of 54000 AZN was adopted.

    Meanwhile, taking into consideration the availability of disrespect to the human rights and freedoms defined by the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, lowering human dignity and honor, spotting of business influence, lack of impartiality, breaking of legal requirements on sponsorship the Decision on suspension for the term of 10 days the program “Salam Azerbaycan” (“Hello Azerbaijan”) which broadcasted on weekdays at 7.00-10.00 and on Saturdays at 8.00-10.00 was also adopted.

    Decision also obliges ANS TV to broadcast cultural and intellectual programs instead of suspended “Salam Azerbaycan” (“Hello Azerbaijan”) and to broadcast information about applied administrative penalty on ANS TV.

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