From 21 to 30 November, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Minister Arayik Harutyunyan’s personality and activities. … Keep Reading
On July 29, Petros Ghazaryan hosted Prime Minister’s press secretary Vladimir Karapetyan, whose behavior and responses were extremely emotional. In response to Petros Ghazaryan’s question whether the government is taking measures based on personal matters instead of changing the system, Vladimir Karapetyan replied: “What should we do now if we know everything about Hrayr Tovmasyan and if we are aware of the kind of a person he is and what his political trajectory is?” Keep Reading
From July 11 to 20, 2019, the “Media Advocate” Initiative followed online media reports on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s personality and activities. 5 news agencies were monitored: aravot.am, armlur.am, azatutyun.am, yerkir.am and a1plus.am. Keep Reading
On July 27, “Azatutyun”’s news center broadcasted a reportage on the new charge filed against Manvel Grigoryan’s son, former Mayor of Echmiadzin Karen Grigoryan. Keep Reading
“The 5th Channel” violates the rules of fair and objective journalism. Agnesa Khamoyan, a journalist of the “5th Channel” mainly hosts opposition representatives, who regularly criticize the authorities. However, it should be noted that according to Agnesa Khamoyan, she does not manage to invite guests from the government’s wing as they boycott the “5th Channel”. Keep Reading
From 11 to 20 July, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the President of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. Keep Reading
From 20 June to 25 July, almost all Petros Ghazaryan’s guests were MPs, high-ranking officials and representatives of the executive branch of the “My Step” faction. Keep Reading
“Media Advocate” initiated a series of interviews with editors and heads of leading Armenian media outlets. This time our interlocutor is Dmitry Pisarenko, head of Sputnik Armenia News Agency and Radio. Keep Reading
From 11 to 20 July, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the RA Minister of Health, Arsen Torosyan’s personality and activities. Keep Reading
From 11 to 20 July, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Member of the National Assembly Naira Zohrabyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored.
In the specified period, 190 articles were declared, 3 of which were positive, 1 was negative and 186 were neutral.
Naira Zohrabyan continues to receive positive acclaim in media field. During this ten-day period there were publications on the news outlets according to which Mrs. Zohrabyan has been targeted by LGBT community. The MP had a conflict with transgender woman Lilit Martirosyan and the above-mentioned community tries to raise their issue through Naira Zohrabyan. MP Maria Karapetyan, member of the NA Standing Committee on Human Rights headed by Naira Zohrabyan, in turn, criticizes the committee’s activity, according to press.
Naira Zohrabyan is also actively engaged in the issues of pre-conscription age soldiers and the soldiers who currently undergo a compulsory military service. During his ten-day period, the MP was dealing with soldier Yuri Broyan’s issue and said that the soldier was not a “malingerer” and can’t serve in the army and applied to the Ministry of Defense.
Mrs. Zohrabyan will most likely be criticized at the time when the adoption of the Declaration of Istanbul becomes more urgent, with the PAP being opposed. Mrs. Zohrabyan is well-known with a team attitude and is unlikely to deviate from the PAP general directives.
From 11 to 20 July, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Lilit Makunts’s personality and activities. Keep Reading