IN VLADIMIR PRYAKHIN'S OPINION, LEGISLATION IN SPHERE OF ARMENIAN MEDIA IS NOT PERFECT YET

Noyan Tapan
May 03 2006

YEREVAN, MAY 3, NOYAN TAPAN. "Free press is an integral part of
democratic society: without free press it is impossible to completely
ensure human rights, to effectively fight corruption, etc". Consuelo
Vidal, Head of UN Yerevan Office, declared this at the May 3 event
dedicated to the International Press Freedom Day. She said that
often the journalists' work is connected with risk and is not
safe. C.Vidal reminded that cases of violence towards journalists
are frequent in the modern world. She congratulated the Armenian
journalists with the International Press Freedom Day and wished them
to more minutely cover such an important world problem as poverty
reduction. Ambassador Vladimir Pryakhin, Head of OSCE Yerevan Office,
informed that the office is actively working with the state structures
and NGOs of Armenia for the purpose of assisting the development
of free press. The Ambassador regretted to say that the Armenian
legislation in this sphere is not perfect yet. According to Hranush
Hakobian, Chairwoman of NA Standing Committee on Issues of Science,
Education, Culture and Youth, great progress has been registered in
the sphere of development of media during the years of Armenia's
independence. Meanwhile the MP wished the Armenian mass media to
strive for perfecting the quality of their work. To recap, the event
was organized by the Yerevan Offices of UN and OSCE, as well as by
the initiative "Cooperation for the Sake of Free Society".

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress