YPC Weekly Newsletter

2002


RA PRESIDENT'S PRESS SERVICE REFUSED ACCREDITING “A1+” TV COMPANY

On April 25 the press service of the RA President refused to accredit the journalists of “Ayb-Feh” news agency of “A1+” TV company, saying that “the list of entities to be accredited is limited”.

“Ayb-Feh” applied for an accreditation to cover the visit of the First Lady of the Russian Federation Lyudmila Putina, who arrived in Armenia on April 26 on the invitation of the RA First Lady Bella Kocharian to participate in the closing ceremony of the International Russian Language Competition. The need for covering the visit was due to the request of Russian RTR TV channel to provide technical and creative assistance to the shooting crew of “Vesti” newscast (of which “A1+” is the partner in Armenia), in particular, assign it an “A1+” cameraman with a camera.

Quiet recently commenting on the situation of “A1+” the Armenian President Robert Kocharian acknowledged his liking of the news by the TV company and noted he would like to see it on air. “If there were no “A1+”, it would have to be invented”, Kocharian said.