On November 13, at “Urbat” Club, “Asparez” Journalists Club of Gyumri presented the comparative analysis of the results of monitoring the volume and distribution of commercial advertising on PTA First Channel within 2011-2012. According to “Asparez” study, throughout the whole monitoring violations of the current legislation, specifically, exceeding of advertising volume, were made by PTA First Channel.
At the meeting with journalists Levon Barseghian, Board Chairman of “Asparez”, restated his suggestion of introducing a legal ban on commercial advertising on the Public Television of Armenia, and increasing the budgetary allocations to PTA in the amount of 1 billion AMD (about $ 2,440,000). As we have reported, on October 31, the Head of “Asparez” sent a letter on this matter to RA National Assembly deputies (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, October 26 – November 1, 2012).
The results of “Asparez” monitoring are available at http://www.asparez.am/.