Friday, July 15, 2005

Kocharian's Constitutional Draft Criticized by Media Groups

After the recent controversy of preparing a draft of constitutional ammendments that satisfies both internal political demands and the Council of Europe, Armenia's leading media associations are now unhappy.
In a joint statement issued late on Wednesday, they said President Robert Kocharian must no longer have the exclusive right to choose members of the National Commission on Television (HRAH) which pulled the plug on the country’s main independent television three years ago. The seven signatories of the statement, among them the Yerevan Press Club and the Armenian Union of Journalists, accused the authorities of reneging on their promises given to the Council of Europe.
The full article can be read online here.

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