Balance: Euronews aggravates other side in the Nagorno Karabakh dispute (updated).
Posted: 09 Feb 2010
"The Armenian Diaspora of Malta has voiced its disappointment over the 'response' report of Euronews ': in the campus of refugees in Azerbaijan' demonstrated on 1 February 2010. 'In this report the TV channel, under the obvious pressure of the Azerbaijani side, made the obvious contradictions with the main concept of the first "peace-loving" report about "NKR" of 28 November of 2009.'" News.az, 6 February 2010.
"Euronews, the flagship news organization in the European Union, can't help the situation by portraying Azerbaijan with its eight million population as the victim and Armenia with its 3.5 million population as the aggressor." Armen Hareyan, Huliq News, 5 February 2010.
Transcript of Euronews interview with Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan. News.az, 6 February 2010.
Update: "After hullabaloo and fuss made by Azerbaijani side over Euronews 'Winds of change in Nagorno-Karabakh' film, TV channel leadership had to shoot another film 'Forgotten victims of frozen conflict' about Azerbaijani refugees and make an interview with President Ilham Aliyev in order to get rid of unceasing accusations. However, Azerbaijani president did not manage to get out of a scrape of European journalists’ hawk eye and vexed questions." News.am, 6 February 2010.
"Euronews journalist’s question to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev about dictatorship in the country was loaded with an accomplished fact, head of Yerevan Center for Democracy and Peace Armen Minasyan told the journalists on Feb. 8 commenting on Aliyev’s recent interview. According to him, Azeri President did not refute the assessments merely demonstrating his negative attitude towards them. 'Stumped for an answer, Aliyev gave emotional coloring to his statements, blaming the world of groundless criticism.'" News.am, 8 February 2010.
"On 7 February, the Hefte program on state-owned Azerbaijani TV commented on the president's remarks about the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. The commentary included parts of the president's interview not broadcast by Euronews." News.az, 8 February 2010. See previous post about same subject.
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