Society 16:28 30/07/2016 Armenia

Editors condemn targeted attacks on journalists

“I strongly condemn the actions of the policemen and non-uniformed people, who left the impression of gang members carrying out inadequate and incorrect actions against protestors, especially the journalists,” Aram Abrahamyan, Chief Editor of Aravot daily said during a press conference commenting on the events at Sari Tagh neighbourhood.

“They targeted the journalists and attacked them to interrupt live broadcasts and destroy photos, videos and recordings, so that their actions would not to be recorded. However, as it was also proved during the Electric Yerevan that’s impossible,” he added.

According to Abrahamyan, whatever happened was revenge against the public and the journalists, which is strongly condemnable.

Concerning the issue of how the news are being edited in this critical moments, Mesrop Movsesyan, the director of A1+ news agency, who was also present during the press conference noted that the editor and the journalist discuss what should be broadcasted. “Yet when they’re trying to close your mouth, cut off your tongue, break your hands and the camera, it becomes difficult to think about how to edit [the information]”.

Speaking about whether the journalists are protected when carrying out their professional duties and whether they can leave the scene when their safety is endangered, he noted that professional journalists never leave. “I’ve visited our reporter, Robert Ananyan at the hospital. While having numerous injuries, he wasn’t scared. He worked about an hour while bleeding”.

IT security expert, Samvel Martirosyan also condemned the attacks highlighting that applying such means in an inhabited area is incomprehensible.

“Attacking journalists is a serious case. After the events at Baghramyan, the journalists’ community wasn’t consistent enough in order for the real culprits to be punished. So now we see the results. The journalists’ community shouldn’t just express their joint opinion, rather they need to resort to certain actions”.

Speaking about blocking the news, he said that pursuing journalists the issue wouldn’t be solved, as anyone with a cell phone is a potential journalist. “We have thousands of journalists today who provide information from the scene. It’s just that many of them aren’t professional”.

They also noted that in response, journalists could refuse to cover certain areas.



Source Panorama.am
Share |

Related news

Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

16:15
Minister comments on decision to end financial aid for displaced Artsakh Armenians
Any program concerning the Artsakh people is implemented as a result of discussions with Artsakh's leadership, Armenian Labor and Social...
15:35
Armenian, Russian and Azeri chief prosecutors meet in Moscow
A trilateral meeting between Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, Armenian Prosecutor General Anna Vardapetyan and Prosecutor General of...
14:58
Four opposition members take up parliament seats
Four members of the opposition Hayastan alliance have agreed to take up the vacant parliament seats. At a special meeting on Thursday,...
14:32
'A hiker's dream': National Geographic reveals Armenia's wonders
A 500-plus mile hiking path reveals the wonders of Armenia, “a country at the crossroads of the world”, American travel writer Mark...
14:05
Armenia's Mariam Mkrtchyan named sole winner of youth chess tournament
Armenian chess player Mariam Mkrtchyan has emerged as the sole winner of the girls’ competition at "The Game has begun!", a...
13:35
First coins featuring King Charles enter circulation in UK
Millions of 50p coins bearing the image of King Charles III will enter circulation in the UK from Thursday via post offices across the country,...
13:22
Armenian opposition votes against draft state budget for 2023
The pro-government majority in the Armenian National Assembly approved the draft state budget for 2023 at a session on Thursday. All 66 MPs...
12:58
Cargo flights between Armenia, Turkey 'to start soon'
The second phase of normalization of ties between Turkey and Armenia has started, with the Turkish and Armenian officials discussing the start...
12:35
Armenian MP: Azerbaijan engaged in systematic provocations against Artsakh
Azerbaijan has launched a systematic provocation campaign against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Armenian security expert Tigran Abrahamyan, an MP...
11:53
Magnitude 5․6 quake hits near Russian city; tremors felt in Armenia
A magnitude 5․6 earthquake struck Russia’s Dagestan region early on Thursday. The quake was 99 km southwest of the city of Makhachkala...
11:25
EU special envoy visiting Armenia
Toivo Klaar, the European Union's special representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, has started a visit to Armenia,...
11:15
Uzbekistan rejects Russian 'gas union' plan
Uzbekistan’s energy minister on Wednesday poured cold water on a Russian proposal for a “gas union” including the Central...
11:00
Armenian defense minister off to Russia
A delegation led by Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan left for Russia on a working visit on Thursday, the Defense Ministry reported....
17:00
World Cup 2022: Quarterfinal fixtures set
The FIFA World Cup 2022 has reached the quarterfinal stage in Qatar. Confirmed World Cup quarterfinal fixtures Friday December 9...
16:54
No precipitation in sight for Armenia in next few days
Light snow is expected in some parts of Armenia on Wednesday, while no precipitation is forecast for the next few days. Fog is in sight...
16:36
Artsakh refutes Azerbaijan's claims of ceasefire violation
The Artsakh Defense Ministry has denied Azerbaijan’s fresh claims of a ceasefire breach by its forces as disinformation. “The...
16:18
Parliament speaker: Armenia opposes setup of Azeri checkpoint on road to Artsakh
Armenia opposes the possible setup of an Azerbaijani checkpoint on the Lachin corridor connecting Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to Armenia, the...
15:45
Russia ready to facilitate meeting of Armenian, Azeri leaders – Kremlin
Russia is ready to facilitate a meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, RIA Novosti...
15:30
UK Embassy joins Armenian people to commemorate devastating quake victims
The British Embassy in Yerevan joins the Armenian people to commemorate the victims of the devastating earthquake in 1988 on its 34th...
15:05
Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh deny entry to Azeri reporters
The Russian peacekeeping troops have barred a group of Azerbaijani journalists from entering Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). The reporters...
14:46
Armenian government's military attestation plan risky, opposition leader says
The certification scheme in the Armenian military offered by the government contains risks, MP Seyran Ohanyan, the head of the largest...
14:05
Artsakh parliament speaker pays tribute to devastating Armenia quake victims
Speaker of the Artsakh National Assembly Artur Tovmasyan on Wednesday visited the Stepanakert Memorial to pay homage to the victims of the...
13:45
Armenian parliament passes bills on universal income declaration, minimum wage rise
The Armenian National Assembly passed all bills on the agenda in the first or second readings at a regular session on Wednesday. MPs from...
13:15
Train crash leaves 155 injured in Spain
Two trains collided near Barcelona early Wednesday, injuring 155 people but none seriously, AP reported, citing Spanish officials....
13:00
Opposition MP: Azerbaijan increasing pressure on Artsakh amid 'tacit consent' of Armenian leaders
MP Tigran Abrahamyan of the opposition Pativ Unem faction blamed the Armenian leadership for silence amid increasing pressure on Artsakh...
12:36
French FM confirms need to extend EU mission mandate in Armenia
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna has confirmed the need to extend the mandate of the EU observation mission...
12:15
Armenian ruling party's candidate elected as SJC member
The Armenian parliament held a minute's silence to pay tribute to the catastrophic Spitak earthquake victims on its 34th anniversary at the...
11:55
AUA President Karin Markides bids farewell to university
After 3.5 years of service as President of the American University of Armenia (AUA), Dr. Karin Markides bid farewell to the University on...
11:44
Argentina's vice-president sentenced to 6 years in prison for fraud
A court in Argentina has sentenced Vice-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to six years in jail for corruption in a case that has shaken...
11:34
Armenia should bring back skulls of five Genocide victims from museum in France
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier The New York Times published on November 28, 2022, a shocking article by reporter...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}