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The EU's External Relations Commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, has condemned Azerbaijan's decision to ban local-language broadcasts by the BBC, Radio Liberty and Voice of America on its territory from 1 January. This decision, flayed by Reporters Without Borders, had been announced two days earlier by the President of the National Council for Radio and Television, Nushirvan Magerramli. It is "a matter of serious concern," said Ferrero-Waldner the following day, reiterating that "the Commission has recently made proposals to deepen and reinforce relations between the EU and Azerbaijan, on the basis of common values of democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights and...

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