Tehran, November 9, AZERTAC
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has fired an employee who was in charge of a children`s program that mocked Azerbaijani language.
Local Azerbaijani intellectuals appealed to IRIB after “Fitileh” program made fun of Azerbaijani language in its November 6 edition.
In a statement, IRIB`s public relations department apologized to Azerbaijanis and said “such cases will never be repeated”.
IRIB also said two senior TV officials were reprimanded after the incident.