Public TV did not refer to the protest action ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to Moscow

During its main newscast the Public TV did not refer to the petition conducted against Nikol Pashinyan near the Armenian Embassy in Russia. People were protesting against Pashinyan’s policy. The media did not refer to the action of the opposition representatives ahead of the Pashinyan-Putin-Aliyev meeting. It started at 8 am yesterday, the roads leading to “Zvartnots” airport were closed to prevent Pashinyan’s trip to Moscow. A large number of police and special forces were concentrated to ensure the Prime Minister’s mobility. Within the framework of the action, Arsen Babayan, a member of the “Hayrenik” (Homeland) party council, was detained. In its statement the party described that action as illegal. The news outlet did not refer to President Armen Sargsyan’s article. The President had mentioned that the country is entering a new phase of history: the phase of the Fourth Republic. According to him, the split of the society can lead to catastrophic consequences, and the only solution to it is early elections.

“Media Advocate” initiative states that the news service of the Public Television continues to mislead the public, touching upon the events selectively. Thus, the publicly funded TV company presents the events unilaterally, working not for the public, but for the authorities.