YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On the initiative of the UN Department of Public Information–a seminar attended by mass media representatives was held in Kapan–Siunik region.
Those present discussed the problems of a free mass media–protection of human rights–democracy and elections. Pointing out the important role of the mass media in the afore-mentioned problems–the attendees stressed the need for ensuring the journalists’ right to express their opinions and give commen’s.
The mass media representatives stated that the only factor that hampers their activities is the lack of governmental support. Those present stressed the important role of the authorities and organizations in providing information to journalists and ensuring their right to freedom of speech.