YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“A1+”: SIX YEARS WITH NO AIR

April 2 marked the sixth year since “A1+” TV company lost its right to broadcast.
Throughout these years “A1+” took part in broadcast licensing competitions 12
times: 8 times it tried to get access to TV air, 4 times to radio air. Each
time the National Commission on Television and Radio evaluated its bids less
than those of its rivals. The situation of “A1+” continues to remain in the
focus of the local and international communities. During the emergency rule
in force in Yerevan on March 1-20, 2008 not only the news web site was blocked,
but also the whole of “A1+” domain was closed. Thus, the politically motivated
attitude of Armenian authorities towards the TV company has not changed to this
day.