From October 10 to 12, 2020, “Media Advocate” initiative monitored the publications of 5 leading foreign media outlets to find out how the foreign media covered the actions unleashed by Azerbaijan. The websites of the following media outlets were monitored: “BBC”, “CNN”, “Reuters”, “Associated Press” (AP), and “Deutsche Welle” (DW).
The BBC news agency published 5 articles during the specified monitoring period․ The media outlet referred to the standpoints of the conflicting parties. BBC also prepared a special report on the issue which states that civilians and churches are under fire in Nagorno Karabakh. It is, in particularly, noted: “This is not a religious war, but many Armenians are sheltering in churches and fear they may be shelled”.
CNN news agency published 3 extensive articles in the specified monitoring period, in which the balance is kept. Օne of its analyses refers to Turkey’s foreign policy. According to the analysis “Turkey’s combative foreign policy could soon reach a dead end.”
Reuters news agency remains one of those international news outlets which actively covers the Artsakh conflict. It published 14 articles in the specified monitoring period. In one of its articles, it is noted that “Nagorno-Karabakh accuses Azerbaijan of using truce talks to ready military action.”
The Associated Press published 4 articles during the specified monitoring period. The agency presented the views of the conflicting parties in its articles, as well as the mutual accusations of the parties on violating the ceasefire. One of the articles refers to the rally of thousands of Armenian in Los Angeles, who condemn the military actions of Turkey and Azerbaijan against Armenia.
Deutsche Welle news agency published 8 articles in the specified period. In one of its extensive coverages the leading German media outlet referred to the mutual accusations of the parties on the ceasefire violation, as well as Turkey’s demands.