YPC Weekly Newsletter

2002


ROBERT KOCHARIAN AWARDED “ENEMY OF PRESS” TITLE

On May 3 the statement of Yerevan Press Club published above was disseminated at a rally on the World Press Freedom Day.

The journalistic protest action was initiated by the National Press Club and a number of media. The action took place under the slogan of “No to Censorship!” and with the demands to take the draft law “On Mass Communication” out of circulation and annul the competitions for TV and radio broadcast licensing that ended in the defeat of “A1+” and “Noyan Tapan” TV companies.

These demands were voiced by the buildings of the RA Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs, the procession to which started from the House of Press. Then the demonstration participants headed for the presidential residence, where a rally was held.

The certificate of granting the title of “Enemy of Press” to the RA President Robert Kocharian by National Press Club was delivered to the reception of the President’s Office.