January 7, 2009

Barring Foreign FM Broadcasts in Europe

Sabrina Tavernise, "Azerbaijan Bars Foreigners From Use of Its FM Band", 1/6/09 New York Times (World).

Azerbaijan has begun to enforce a law that bans foreign companies from broadcasting on national frequencies, effectively closing its airwaves non-domestic radio broadcasters. Foreign companies are still permitted to broadcast on shortwaves, satellite and cable. “They can broadcast any way they like, except for on our national FM frequency,” said an official in Azerbaijan’s presidential administration.