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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of October 5, 2002 No. 795

About approval of the Regulations on National council of television and radio

(as amended on 23-06-2020)

For the purpose of ensuring activities of National council of television and radio I decide:

1. Approve Regulations on National council of television and radio it (is applied).

2. To the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic:

in ten-day time to approve expense budget of National council of television and radio;

resolve other issues following from this Decree.

3. This Decree becomes effective from the date of publication.

President of the Azerbaijan Republic

Heydar Aliyev

Approved by the Presidential decree of the Azerbaijan Republic of October 5, 2002 No. 795

Regulations on National council of television and radio

I. General provisions

1. The national council of television and radio (further - council) is created by the Presidential decree of the Azerbaijan Republic of October 5, 2002 according to article 11.2 of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About TV and radio broadcasting". Council is created for the purpose of ensuring implementation of state policy in the field of TV and radio broadcasting and regulation of these activities.

2. Council is guided in the activities by the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, the laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, decrees and orders of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic, resolutions and orders of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic and this Provision.

3. Council is financed from the government budget and is independent in the activities.

4. Council has separate balance, seal with the image of the State Emblem of the Azerbaijan Republic and the name, the corresponding stamps, forms and bank accounts.

5. Council is placed in the city of Baku.

II. Main objectives and functions of council

6. The main objectives of council consist in TV and radio broadcasting activities regulation, protection of his independence and interests of the public during broadcasting, control of compliance with law about TV and radio broadcasting.

7. Council:

7.1. prepares and performs the single concept of development of information space of television and radio;

7.2. establishes technical and high-quality standards and regulations of TV and radio broadcasting;

7.3. issues special permission (license) for TV and radio broadcasting, holds for this purpose competition;

7.4. According to the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About public TV and radio broadcasting" will organize work on promotion in the corresponding groups of the organizations of alternate members of council of broadcasting.

7.5. exercises control:

behind operation of the technical means of broadcasting used for transfer of TV radio transfers according to the rules and conditions determined in the legislation and special permission (license);

behind rational use of resources of canals (frequencies) of broadcasting;

for timely not submission of programs which can do harm to physical, intellectual and spiritual development of the minors provided by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About protection of children from harmful information" (except for broadcasts of paid information products on special channels);

behind non-admission of promotion of terrorism, violence, cruelty, national, racial and religious discrimination;

behind advertizing distribution according to the procedure, established by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About TV and radio broadcasting";

behind fulfillment of requirements of legal acts in the field of TV and radio broadcasting.

8. Council according to the tasks established by this Provision performs the following functions:

8.1. establishes rules of TV and radio broadcasting via the satellite;

8.2. approves the application form for receipt of special permission (license) for TV and radio broadcasting, and also form of information on the creative and technical capabilities necessary for broadcasting implementation;

8.3. determines rules and conditions of tender for special permission (license) and not later than month before completion of term of reception of applications publishes them in official organ of seal;

8.4. establishes the amount of one-time payment for participation in tender for receipt of special permission (license);

8.5. approves form of special permission (license);

8.6. in the procedure established by the legislation makes the decision on issue or refusal in issue of special permission (license);

8.7. agrees to change by television and radio broadcasting company of the data specified in special permission (license);

8.8. not later than three months before completion of term of special permission (license) publishes information on the exempted frequency resource;

8.9. in the procedure established by the legislation makes the decision on prolongation of term of special permission (license);

8.10. exercises control of observance of rules and conditions of special permission (license) during TV and radio broadcasting;

8.11. petitions before court for cancellation of special permission (license) in the cases established by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About TV and radio broadcasting";

8.11-1. In case of violation by television and radio broadcasting companies of rules and conditions of special permission (license) or requirements of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About TV and radio broadcasting", temporarily suspends special permission (license) or broadcasting any of programs for up to one month, and in the cases established by the specified Law terminates special permission (license);

8.12. keeps the register of television and radio broadcasting companies;

8.13. acts as the state customer on production and distribution of TV radio products, holds for this purpose competitions;

8.14. establishes rules of forming, placement and execution on contractual basis of state orders on production and distribution of TV radio products;

8.14-1. establishes the rules connected with use of state language and observance of regulations of state language in the field of TV and radio broadcasting;

8.15. according to target state programs prepares the list of programs for children and youth, deafs and persons with weak hearing, information, educational, educational, etc. programs, in the procedure established by the legislation gives orders;

8.16. it is excluded;

8.17. in case of control of observance of rules and conditions of special permission (license) considers opinion of the public associations created by speakers, consumers and producers of TV radio products;

8.18. establishes procedure and term of submission of the copy of control soundtracks by television and radio broadcasting companies;

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