Euronews deprives itself of trust by ignoring First European Games – political analyst
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
By ignoring the First European Games in Baku, Euronews deprives itself of trust, said political analyst, Professor of Western University Fikret Sadikhov.
Sadikhov told Trend that Euronews was, for many hours, airing reports about the "genocide" on the events that took place a century ago, but a worldwide event such as the First European Games, which has a direct relation to Euronews, was left out.
He said Azerbaijan has been, for many years, facing double standards by the leading politicians of the European countries and their media outlets which were very subjectively assessing such events in Azerbaijan, thereby demonstrating their true position towards the country.
He added that against the backdrop of the enthusiastic assessments of the opening ceremony by the guests and high-level political analysts, as well as public figures who are in Baku today, Euronews deprives itself of trust by ignoring this event.
All attempts of the TV channel to objectively analyze and assess the events taking place in different parts of the world end up with a complete fiasco, Sadikhov said.
The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28.
There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
Edited by SI
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