Azatutyun TV’s December 5 issue addressed Serzh Sargsyan’s accusation, in particular, yesterday’s statement made by the Republican Party. The reporter had built the report completely based on the words of Nikolay Baghdasaryan, a member of the “My Step” fraction. The report is concluded with the ironic comment of Prime Minister’s spokesman Vladimir Karapetyan that they are shocked by the clear and forthright content of the statement.
“Media Advocate” urges Azatutyun journalists to build reports based on the principle of impartiality and to include the views of the opposite side in reports, along with the opinions of the government representatives. In fact, the principle of neutrality was violated in this report, and the attitude of the journalist was obvious.