When interviewing Alen Simonyan, Public TV journalist asked: “Tomorrow Ruben Melikyan is going to submit an application to the CEC (Central Electoral Commission), the civil initiative has been formed by them and in fact, it turns out that Robert Kocharyan’s supporters will become, somehow the one ones who form the headquarters of the “No” campaign, that is those who will conduct a campaign for the “No”. How do you treat this issue? ”
Public TV journalist Anush Muradyan has actually made a political statement in her speech. Journalists should refrain from political evaluations, and the Public Television reporter should be vigilant in this matter more than anybody else.
“Media Advocate” Initiative urges publicly-funded TV companies to uphold professional ethics. Such behavior by a journalist is unacceptable.