On October 14, 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 1 extensive article during the specified monitoring period in which it referred to the televised address to the nation by Pashinyan: some parts of the address were sited. It is also mentioned that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the phone which was the first call since the clashes broke out.
CNN news agency refer to the Karabakh conflict in its publication titled as “The conflict we can’t ignore.” The article is summed up with the idea that “A simmering conflict, like the one in Nagorno-Karabakh, risks becoming a conflagration that defies resolution and, like the virus, can rapidly reverberate around the globe — with deadly consequences.”
Reuters news agency published 15 articles in the specified monitoring period. The news agency cited Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement, in which he noted that Russia disagrees with Turkey’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The news outlet noted in one of its articles that Turkish arms sales to Azerbaijan surged before Nagorno-Karabakh fighting.
The Associated Press published 2 articles during the specified monitoring period. In its extensive article, the agency notes that “Nagorno-Karabakh fighting raises threat of deadly escalation”.
Deutsche Welle news agency published 1 article during the specified monitoring period in which it stated that Azerbaijan strikes Armenian missile site amid shaky Nagorno-Karabakh cease-fire.