Media Trade Union to Protect Journalists’ Rights

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"Because of our professional duty–us journalists often protect the rights of workers engaged in different spheres–but nobody protects the rights of journalists," Chairman of Mass Media Trade Union Levon Azroyan told Noyan Tapan.

He said that the Trade Union–which was established a year ago with the assistance of 22 mass media representatives–was officially registered with the Ministry of Justice only last month.

Together with journalistic creative teams working in Armenia–the Trade Union set for itself the task of solving numerous problems among which are: news-print monopoly–relations with "Haymamul," the issue of exempting the journalistic system from added-value tax etc. Azroyan reported that also underway is work on vacation time for journalists and their families.

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