Autumn 2005 (13.3)
Upon arrival in Washington DC this past summer to do an internship
with the Atlantic Council, I was surprised to see a Metro bus
with a large poster showing several flags including Azerbaijan's,
along with the slogan: "Your Backyard Just Got Bigger!"
Azerbaijan's Flag! I was impressed that our flag had been selected
as there are 184 countries in the world. It turns out that the
ad was for WETA 90.9 FM Radio, the leading public broadcasting
station in the US capital which serves Virginia, Maryland and
the District of Columbia. Their news partners are BBC (British
Broadcasting Company) and PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
According to Delinda Mrowka of WETA, they wanted to show the
breadth of their news coverage with flags from different parts
of the world, especially those with which Americans might not
be familiar so they chose Azerbaijan, Finland, Brazil, Japan,
UK, India, Angola, Barbados and Bhutan.
Rovshan Sadigbayli, Muskie Student
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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