On August 29 the RA President Robert Kocharian signed a decree about the pre-term authority discontinuation of the National Commission on Television and Radio member, director Harutiun Khachatrian, who had filed a resignation earlier. On the same day at the vacant position Aharon Mkrtchian was appointed. Aharon Mkrtchian, born in 1972, graduated from the Law Department of Yerevan State University in 1994, for the past years has been a professor at the Yerevan Economic University. Since 2002 till early 2003 was a member of the Civil Service Council of Armenia.
The last changes in the composition of the National Commission on Television and Radio took place on June 17, 2002 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, June 15-21, 2002).