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Kyrgyz President Signs Public TV Law

(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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