YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


OPEN ADDRESS TO “HAYLUR” NEWSCAST

On March 25 several Armenian newspapers published an open letter signed “Group
of students of the Journalism Department of Yerevan State University” and addressed
to “Haylur” newscast of the First Channel of the Public Television of Armenia.
“What you are doing today – hiding the true information and presenting
biased news, beneficial to the authorities – is beyond our understanding of
the mission of journalist, journalistic ethics and morals. The reality has made
you face an important dilemma: to present impartial, two-sided information,
purging it from ordered, fake scenes, or to finally and irreversibly lose faith
and trust of people not only towards you but also to journalistic profession
as such, which we are witnessing today”, the letter says, in particular.