Friday Wrap-up: Fighting continues, fast food protests and internet trolls

A look at the news coming out of Azerbaijan in the week of 26-30 October.

Foto: Meydan TV

The week of saw the corona regulations in Azerbaijan extended, and protests against fast food stores. Azerbaijan recorded gains on the front as well as civilian casualties. Pashinyan said Russian peacekeepers could help resolve the issue, and Meydan TV released a statement after a barrage of insults and boycott threats due to our unbiased reporting.


Territory shifts and civilian losses related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijani forces have

taken

control of towns in the districts of Jabrayil, Zangilan and Gubadli this week. We spoke to residents of

Zangilan

and

Gubadli

about their reactions. At the same time, civilians were killed after

Barda

came under fire, with civilian casualties hitting 26 and over 70 injuries recorded in two days. Meanwhile, Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan appealed to Russian peacekeepers, saying they are the only way to

stop

the loss of life.

Bərdə
The aftermath of rocket attacks on Barda on 27 and 28 October 2020.


The quarantine regulations in Azerbaijan have been extended

The so-called "quarantine regime" in Azerbaijan has been

extended

to 1 December. The regime had gradually been relaxed from April 27 due to a decrease in daily infections. However, a rise in infections led to the re-tightening of restrictions on June 21 in Baku and many parts of the country. It had last been extended to 2 November in September.


Fast food chains boycotted after social media postings

Fast food franchises such as McDonald's, Burger King and Papa John's found themselves the target of a boycott after Azerbaijan-based branches shared and then deleted posts on social media that expressed support for the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Armenian diaspora activists called for a boycott due to the posts. The posts were deleted shortly later, sparking protests in Azerbaijan. Some stood in front of the branches in Baku to stop potential customers from entering.


Meydan TV's reporting attacked by social media users and other media organizations

Some media organizations and social media users have reacted angrily to Meydan TV's commitment to its basic principles even during the war; does not publish articles that may cause ethnic, national, religious or racial discrimination. We published an

appeal

, underlining the fact that despite all the restrictions against our outlet, we were able to prepare dozens of reports from those regions and broadcast them to Azerbaijani and world viewers, and will continue to stay to our principles.

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