Euronews fails to demonstrate its impartiality, says Azerbaijani top official
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Euronews TV channel failed to demonstrate that it is an impartial media outlet, Novruz Mammadov, deputy head of the Azerbaijani presidential administration, chief of the administration's foreign relations department tweeted June 16.
"The airtime dedicated to the magnificent opening ceremony with European athletes in attendance, revealed the essence of Euronews," the top official wrote.
Mammadov further wrote that Euronews deems more important to air news on gay couples' marriage four times an hour, throughout the entire week.
Euronews TV channel didn't broadcast the opening ceremony of the First European Games in Baku June 12.
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.