Minister Warns Broadcasters to Preserve Positive Image of Diasporans

YEREVAN–Armenia’s Diaspora Ministry issued a statement Thursday regarding recent concerns, published in the press, about the negative manner in which Diaspora Armenia’s are being depicted in television broadcasts.

“This could create a schism between Armenia’s from Armenia and from Diaspora. Such incidents upset both Armenian and Diaspran audiences,” said the ministry statement.

The ministry explained that currently one of the most important bridges between the Diaspora and Armenia is television, through which Armenia’s in the Diaspora find a lasting link with the homeland.

“Each insulting statement can become have an irreversible impact on Armenia-Diaspora cooperation and efforts to unite our nation,” continued the statement.

The ministry said it took into consideration a wave of protests from the Diaspora and has appealed to Armenian broadcasters to be mindful that any and all broadcasts contain a positive message of bringing all Armenia’s together around an independent Armenian Republic.

The ministry also announced its production entitled “Established Diasporans,” which began airing on Armenia State Television, with the first installment featuring VivaCell General Manager Ralph Yerikian.

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