CEC REJECTS ORDER FOR JOURNALIST ACCREDITATION
- The RA Central Electoral Commission today declared its own demands for the order of journalists' accreditation for providing coverage of the elections as invalid.
According to that order, the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia will allow coverage of the elections and the accreditation of journalists who
-haven't been recognized as unable to work or are fully able to work,
-haven't been sentenced for intentionally committing a crime,
-the sentencing has been fulfilled or has been removed by the order prescribed by the law,
-there hasn't been any information regarding the activities of electoral commissions (official persons) that don't correspond to reality (which has been confirmed by the court's verdict).
"A1+" raised the issue in the article "CEC Gathering Journalists?" printed in the March 5 edition, in which Head of the "Committee in Defense of the Freedom of Speech", journalist, publicist Ashot Melikyan had said that order contradicted the law and the Constitution.
"A1+"'s journalist at the Central Electoral Commission reported that President of the Commission Tigran Mukuchyan had said the following in his comments on the decision recognizing the demands of the order for journalists' accreditation as invalid: "We have never had the desire to restrict journalists' activities and create additional obstacles."
- 1854 England, France, and Turkey, declare war on Russia.
- 1862 Birth of Grigoris Galemkarian in Constantinople, media historian, linguist, bibliographer and member of the Mkhitarist Congregation in Vienna.
- 1869 Birth of Vaseelee Bartold in St. Petersburg, oriental studies scholar and academician. Many of his studies are devoted to Armenian subjects. In the Encyclopedia of Islam, he published a series of articles on mediaeval Armenian cities.
- 1880 First publication of the "Crown" (weekly) in Yerevan. Vasak Papaganyan is the editor.
- 1891 Death of writer Khachatur Meessakyan.
- 1907 Death of Hambardzoom Alatjatjyan, the editor of "Poonj" daily.
- 1920 Opening of the Jury Court in Yerevan.
- 1921 Soghomon Tehlirian executes Talaat Pasha in his hiding place in Berlin (Germany). Talaat was one of the perpetrators of the 1915 Armenian Genocide which killed about one million Armenians. Tehlirian was tried and found innocent of murder because of the nature of the person he killed. Despite this, today, Talaat is revered in Turkey.
- 1924 Yerevan's cotton factory starts operations.
- 1935 Birth of Leonid Yengibaryan (circus actor). He died in 1972.
- 1954 The first group of Armenia's "komsomols" go to work Kazakhstan's new agricultural lands.
- 1959 Fifth election of the Armenian Supreme Council.