YPC Weekly Newsletter

2010


INCIDENTS WITH JOURNALISTS AT THE PRECINCT 10/19

On January 10, 2010, on the day of elections to the vacancy formed in the RA National Assembly, at the electoral district 10 of Yerevan cases of impeding journalistic activities were registered. At the precinct 10/19 an incident occurred between the representatives of one of the candidates for deputy and free lance journalist Gagik Shamshian, and Anush Martirosian, correspondent of Armenian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. According to Gagik Shamshian, some young men coarsely prohibited the journalists from shooting and interviewing. As Gagik Shamshian noted, after a verbal skirmish they were forced out from the polling station. At the same time Gagik Shamshian was given blows and the microphone of Anush Martirosian was broken. Later, on that day the same people forced Hayk Gevorgian, observer of “Haykakan Zhamanak” daily, and Gohar Vezirian, correspondent of “Chorrord Inknishkhanutiun” newspaper, out of the polling station.