YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


OSCE MEDIA FREEDOM REPRESENTATIVE REMINDS ARMENIAN AUTHORITIES OF THEIR PROMISE TO REFORM BROADCAST LEGISLATION

On October 22, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, met the RA Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandyan. Dunja Mijatovic visited Yerevan to attend a conference on combating racism, xenophobia and intolerance in Europe, organized by the Armenian Government and the Council of Europe. 

As the OSCE press release reports, at the meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister the OSCE Media Freedom Representative welcomed “the readiness of Armenian authorities to continue the constructive dialogue” with her Office. Dunja Mijatovic noted “the positive developments in the field of safety of journalists in Armenia in recent years” and encouraged the authorities of Armenia “to keep advancing the media-related legislation in line with the OSCE commitments”. “It is time to introduce the promised amendments in the broadcasting legislation in order to ensure pluralism in this sphere”, Mijatovic emphasized, offering the support of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media in reforming the media legislation, including the on-going digitalization of terrestrial television.