From November 1 to 3, 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-English version).
The BBC and CNN news agency did not cover the Karabakh conflict during this period.
Reuters news agency published 5 articles in the specified monitoring period. The media outlet referred to the statement of the U.N. human rights chief, according to which Nagorno-Karabakh attacks could be war crimes. The agency also wrote that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, during which the situation in Nagorno Karabakh was discussed.
The news outlet noted that Russia will consider Iranian proposal to end Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after three ceasefires failed.
The Associated Press published 2 articles during the specified monitoring period. The media outlet filmed the soldiers’ baptism ceremony in Artsakh. The news agency also referred to the statement of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the mercenaries transferred to the Karabakh conflict zone: “We are certainly worried about the internationalization of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the involvement of militants from the Middle East. We have repeatedly asked foreign players to use their potential to stop the transfer of militants, whose number in the conflict zone is approaching 2,000.”
Deutsche Welle news agency published 1 article. The German news outlet noted that “Azerbaijan and Armenia have been at war again over the Nagorno-Karabakh region for over a month. Three ceasefires have failed, while the conflict is taking its toll on civilians.”