Azerbaijan to ban broadcasting of foreign TV series

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 24-12-2011

Azerbaijan is to ban the broadcasting of foreign TV series to protect the rights of domestic filmmakers and promote the country's film industry, according to a senior official. Nushirevan Maharramli, chairman of the country's National Broadcasting Council, said: "Foreign TV series often contradict Azerbaijan's mentality and impede the development of the domestic film industry."
The ban is due to come into force next May.