YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


RA GOVERNMENT APPROVED THE MODEL PROCEDURE FOR ACCREDITING JOURNALISTS IN THE STATE ADMINISTRATION BODIES

On March 4 at the session of the RA Government the Model Procedure for accrediting journalists in the state administration bodies was approved. The procedure was developed by the RA Ministry of Justice in compliance with the requirements of the RA Law “On Mass Communication”, passed in December, 2003.

As it has been reported, the discussion of the document with journalistic associations was rather constructive (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, January 30 – February 5, 2004), however, we are induced to restate our amazement at the official document being not provided, despite our numerous requests to do so. This happens to the second legislative initiative of the Government, related to media activities and cannot fail to alarm the journalistic community.