TV newscaster Ilhame Novruzova, who was invited to the debate as an expert, said that she agreed with the student who claimed that newscasters’ professionalism level is low and there are serious problems in this sector.
IRFS representative Rasul Jafarov said that they have been conducting the monitoring of eight nationwide TV channels since May of last year and evaluated the journalists’ professionalism on the basis of the results of monitoring. According to Jafarov, there are not professional TV newscasters to cover political figures and political themes in Azerbaijan. He talked about http://tv-radio.az/ website that was created in the framework of the project “Free Airwaves”, and about footages demonstrating non professionalism of the newscasters gathered in this website. Then Jafarov demonstrated several examples.