During last months, the Public Television of Armenia has covered the Constitutional Court’s activities and the artificial situation over it in a unilateral, baseless and directed manner.
The Public Television airs commentaries, assessments which are no way related to the jurisprudence, judgments and conclusions are made which may not be somehow criticized.
Whereas, in accordance with Article 42 (Part 2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the State shall guarantee the activities of independent public television and radio offering diversity of informational, educational, cultural and entertainment programmes. Such behavior of the Public Television is nothing more than a tendency to make the role of the Constitutional Court as a body entrusted with the mission of ensuring the supremacy of the Constitution non-legitimate. Such behavior towards the Constitutional Court is at the same time a violation of the Constitution, which undermines the constitutional order and legal security of our state.
We urge the Public Television to fulfill its mission conferred by the Constitution and not to become a political propaganda machine. At the same time, we draw the attention of the Committee on Television and Radio to the obligation of effective control over Public Television to guarantee the activities of independent public television and radio offering diversity of informational, educational, cultural and entertainment programmes as defined in Article 196 (Part 1) of the Constitution.