Negative articles prevail

From 1 to 10 January, 2020, the “Media Advocate” Initiative followed online media reports on the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored.

In the specified period, 74 articles were declared, 10 of which were negative, 3 were positive and 61 were neutral.

Negative articles on the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs prevail.

According to media reports, the special (inclusive) group of kindergarten N92 in Yerevan has been closed and the term of employment contract of the specialists has expired on December 31.

This news was negatively received by both kindergarten employees and the parents. The parents have already applied to the municipality, and the staff is going to do the same. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has told the parents that they are going to transit to inclusive education, and the government cannot allocate additional money special for them.

According to publications, during the first nine months of 2019, the ministries of Defense, Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, Labor and Social Affairs, as well as the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport were among the state agencies of Armenia which failed the most in financial terms.

It was announced that the first and second childbirth allowance reached 300,000 AMD. In regard to this news, Arthur Danielyan noted: “In the last two years, two different ministers of labor and social affairs in Armenia have dramatically increased the childbirth allowance for the first and second child. Mane “I am for/against” Tandilyan increased the allowance from 50,000 to 150,000, thinking that it would bring her to life from the status of a political corpse, while Zaruhi “we are all lost without Soros” Batoyan does the same now, by increasing the allowance amount from 150 to 300,000, trying to purify herself and her gang and get rid of anti-national image they currently have. There is no other purpose because there cannot be any. The allowance amount cannot help increase fertility.”

The news of the 300,000-dram social payment allowance has received positive feedback both on social networks and in the media.