YPC Weekly Newsletter

2006


“HAIKAKAN ZHAMANAK” CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENTS OF US EMBASSY IN ARMENIA?

On January 26 the front page of “Haikakan Zhamanak” daily published information
that US Embassy in Armenia deprived the newspaper of “the opportunity to participate
in the press conferences and other similar events organized by the Embassy”.
The newspaper writes that “an official representative of the Embassy” notified
the editorial office about it the day before. He stated that “Haikakan Zhamanak”
is a “non-objective and unfair medium”. Commenting on the situation, the daily
particularly noted that it was an “expected and, frankly speaking, desired event”,
since it means that the assessments and statements of “Haikakan Zhamanak” on
the activity of the diplomatic mission in Armenia and the policy conducted by
USA in RA “not only reached the addressees but also excited them”.

The Chief Editor of “Haikakan Zhamanak” Nikol Pashinian said to YPC that he
cannot provide the name of the official representative of US Embassy, referred
to by the newspaper.

The Press and Media Section of US Embassy in RA told YPC that it has no information
on depriving “Haikakan Zhamanak” of the opportunity to participate in the Embassy
events.