Editor-in-chief of Euronews receives more than thousand protest letters from Azerbaijan due to anti-Azerbaijani reportage
Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 December / corr. Trend M. Aliyev /
Euronews TV Peter Barabas confessed that he would not expect such a reaction of the Azerbaijani side to the display of an anti-Azerbaijani reportage on the TV. After Euronews broadcasted reportage by Michael Raikhman "Nagorno-Karabakh - wind of change", which is very biased and one-sidedly interpreted events in the Karabakh war, the editor-in-chief received more than thousand protest letters from Azerbaijan, the editor-in-chief said during a meeting with a group of activists of Irali Youth Public Union in Lyon at the headquarters of Euronews, the Chairman of the Union, Jeyhun Osmanli, told Trend .
The meeting of four Azerbaijani activists - Araz Bayramli, Mirvari Fataliyeva, Vurgun Aghazadeh and Elnur Majidli with Barabas lasted for an hour, said Osmanli. According to him, the Azerbaijani side expressed its protest against the violation of the principles of international law, the lack of the position of the Azerbaijani side and distortion of statistics.
Azerbaijani activists also pointed out the error in translation of the name of the material. Thus, if in the English version the title of the reportage is referred as to "Wind of change", in the French version, it is titled as "Against the world ...."
"Barabas got familiarized with the matter and ordered to change the French version," said Osmanli.
On Friday, more than 40 people from seven French cities held a protest action in Lyons against the report about anti-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, prepared by the Euronews TV channel. The action started in front of the Euronews TV channel office and continued in the central streets of Lyon.
On Nov. 28, Euronews has broadcasted a reportage by Michael Raikhman "Nagorno-Karabakh - wind of change", which is very biased and one-sidedly interpreted events in the Karabakh war. In this program Nagorno-Karabakh, which was recognized by all international documents and authoritative international organizations as the territory of Azerbaijan and which has no geographical link with Armenia, was presented as an "independent country" and was described as the "heart" of Armenia.