In The Library

In The Library: Armen Baghdasaryan

Gegham Vardanyan

Physicist by education, journalist by occupation

Political analyst Armen Baghdasaryan thinks that the solution to the gratuitous areas for the editorial offices issue should be settled by the law, so that such issues wouldn’t be raised and equal conditions could exist for the media.

“Obviously, the new government does not want to work in the old ways, and it is obvious that is not convenient for all media outlets, and not pleasant for all media outlets,” said Baghdasaryan, adding that the media field should reconcile with the new reality.

The media, according to him, will buckle down on its position, “I don’t think there will be discrimination here, the important thing is that the rules of the game are for everyone.”

Armen Baghdasaryan recalled the events of March 1, 2008, noting that during the 20 days of the state of emergency, journalists went to work, working with a more intense rhythm, collecting facts, hoping to get a permit to begin working earlier.

“It was the media’s time to shinen, when the opposition members were underground and there was no other structure, the media assumed the role f the leader of the movement in some sense.”

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Gegham Vardanyan

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