YPC Weekly Newsletter

2002


THE POLITICAL PARTIES OF ARMENIA JOINED THE JOURNALISTS OBJECTING TO THE DRAFT LAW “ON MASS COMMUNICATION”

The Political Union “Socialist Armenia”, the parties “Ramkavar Azatakan”, “Orinats Yerkir” and “Hanrapetutyun” denounced the draft law “On Mass Communication”, developed by the RA Ministry of Justice and approved by the Government. The representatives of these political forces shared the opinion that the draft law is a serious menace to the freedom of speech and democracy in the country.

The demand to remove the draft law from circulation was also supported by three deputies to the RA National Assembly from Shirak region. At the discussion held on March 2 at “Asparez” Journalists’ Club the deputies Artsruni Aghajanian, Gagik Manukian and Sukias Avetisian declared they intend to vote against the draft law “On Mass Communication”, if it happens to be introduced to the Parliament’s consideration.