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Najaf Najafov's Fund publishes results of Public TV monitorings conducted in September

02 November 2005 [17:51] - TODAY.AZ
Najaf Najafov's Fund analyzed the results of the project on Monitoring of the Public TV over September 2005 and developed a report. The event on the results of the monitoring was held at the International Press Center on Wednesday.

The programs were divided into information, enlightening and entertaining ones, as well as advertising and announcement. The information programs include news, talk-show, debates, analytics, propaganda and announcements.

The Public TV dedicated 23.8% of air time to information programs in September, while enlightening programs comprised 22.9%, entertaining one - 49.4%.

According to the monitoring resulsts, the Public TV allocated more time to the parliamentary elections than other TV channels. The television paid more attention to the government and the forces close to the government, followed by opposition, international organizations, the blocs "Azadlig" (Freedom) and "Yeni Siyasat" (New Policy), the Liberal party.

34.3% of the time allocated for the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (New Azerbaijan) consisted of positive information, 63.8% - neutral, 1.9% - negative.

There was no information about "Azadlig" bloc. 94.2% of information was balanced, 5.8% - negative. 99.7% of positive information concerning the elections was dedicated to the YAP and the forces close to it. Majority of the information about the rest parties and candidates was neutral.

Ismayil Omarov, the Director Genaral of the Public TV, reported that he agreed with the analysis and remarks. The same time, Omarov expressed dissatisfaction about some moments. He said that official state events, as well as news not related to the YAP were included in the issue about government.

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