From 1 to 10 November, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the President of the Republic of Armenia, Armen Sargsyan’s personality and activities.
35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored.
In the specified period, 546 articles were declared, 9 of which were negative, 31 were positive and 506 were neutral.
RA President Armen Sargsyan’s rating in media remains positive, though negative articles were also written on the President.
The financing of Gyumri’s “Trchunyan Tun” Children’s Boarding school has been suspended since June. The school is in danger of dissolution, as it has a debt of 10 million drams. The school, which has 50 employees and 82 children, struggles to survive. It is noted that they have applied to Armen Sargsyan and have received a negative response.
Media outlets continue to point out that there are pressures on the judicial system, in particular, on the Constitutional Court. They note that Nikol Pashinyan also involved Armen Sargsyan in that scheme. “There is a single goal; to take the supreme judicial body under control. Without it, Nikol Pashinyan, who has already committed many of the aforementioned violations, and involved President Armen Sargsyan, most of the MP corps and even law enforcement bodies in them, cannot “put pressure” on what he wants as well as “edit” former gross violations of laws and the Constitution which actually brought him to power.”
President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos positively referred to Armen Sargsyan during the official farewell ceremony, noting that the Armenian and Greek peoples are centuries-old friends, and due to Armen Sargsyan this friendship will have a great future.
Armen Sargsyan has also published a column in “The World” magazine, which has become popular in the Armenian press. The President spoke about the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in his interview to The New York Times. This article has also received positive praise.