YPC Weekly Newsletter

2007


THE PRINT RUN OF “ZHAMANAK-YEREVAN” BOUGHT OUT FROM NEWSPAPER STALLS

On September 11 the print run of “Zhamanak-Yerevan” daily was bought out. This
was reported by the newspaper itself in its issue of September 12. As “Zhamanak-Yerevan”
tells in its editorial, headlined “Buying Out the Newspaper is Not a Solution”,
some people were waiting by the newspaper stalls in Yerevan, followed the “Haymamul”
cars, delivering the press, and bought out the issue. “Zhamanak-Yerevan” believes
that the initiator of this action was the head of the parliamentary faction
of the Republican Party of Armenia Karen Karapetian. The reason was the interview
of the RA NA deputy, given the day before to “Zhamanak-Yerevan” correspondent:
“In the evening of the same day Mr. Karapetian, with the mediation of different
people, tried to prevent the publication of the interview (…).” “It remains
a mystery for us, which part of the interview scared the head of RPA faction
so much”, “Zhamanak-Yerevan” wrote and proposed that Karen Karapetian should
make a subscription for its whole print run to be delivered directly to his
place.