ArmInfo. I believe that our state, formed on legal principles, will react to the attack on the Aeli Press Club (Mirror - Ed.) Appropriately. On October 8, Hovhannes Igityan, deputy chairman of the parliamentary commission on foreign relations, MP from the My Step bloc, said this in an interview with ArmInfo.
He noted that such behavior was unacceptable. "The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has repeatedly stated the need for freedom of the press. This is our strategy in this matter, all those guilty should be deservedly punished," said Igityan.
The MP also noted that recently some politicians have begun to draw parallels between the politics of the "My Step" bloc and the RPA regarding the media. According to Igityan, these are completely different things. "As an example, we can recall how the A1 + TV channel was closed. Then the state fought against the opposite opinion in the media and imposed arrests and fines on the editors of these publications. As a result, they lost the opportunity to exist. During the RPA, many journalists were persecuted and sometimes found themselves behind bars, "the deputy emphasized.
He also noted that now the state has a completely different attitude to the opposition and does not in any way try to impede the activities of journalists in Armenia.Note that on October 5 a video appeared on the social network in which a group of people threw eggs at the wall of the Aili Press Club, pasted it with posters and stated that they would not allow the work of this media. Young people said that representatives of the press club disseminate pro-Azerbaijani information.