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Kyrgyz President Signs Public TV Law


http://gdb.rferl.org/ba88733c-f06f-4a23-8f26-8240e6b5daf6_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/ba88733c-f06f-4a23-8f26-8240e6b5daf6_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) March 26, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has signed into law a bill to reform the state television channel, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.


The bill, passed by parliament last year and later vetoed by the president, would transform state television into a public broadcaster funded from the national budget.


The reform is one of the key demands of the country's opposition.

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