"YERKIR MEDIA", "KENTRON", "ALM" AND THE "SECOND ARMENIAN CHANNEL" DEVOTED MOST BROADCAST TIME TO THE COVERAGE OF PARTIES
Mediamax News Agency, Armenia
May 14 2007
Yerevan, May 14. /Mediamax/. "Tim" Research Center and the Yerevan
Press Club presented in Yerevan today the preliminary report of the
monitoring of pre-election campaign coverage by the media in the
course of time between April 8 and May 10.
As the Chairman of the Yerevan Press Club (YPC) Boris Navasardian
stated today, on May 10, on the last day of the pre-election campaign,
the opportunity of the "last chord" in the electronic media was given
only to the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), the "Prosperous Armenia"
party and "Dashnaktsutiun" party, as well as the United Labor Party.
According to Navasardian, during the period of agitation, established
by the legislation of Armenia, a higher level of political pluralism
was registered, as compared to the preceding months. However, the
YPC Chairman stated, the cut-down of the number and the volume of
informational-analytical and discussion programs in the broadcast
media, presenting various points of view, influenced the political
awareness of the electors.
The largest coverage of the political spectrum in the period of
pre-election agitation was secured by "Yerkir Media" and "Kentron"
TV-Channels, which, together with "ALM" and the "Second Armenian
TV-Channel", appeared among the leaders as to the volume of editorial
coverage of the parties.
During the monitoring, the three leaders in the TV broadcasting time
were revealed: RPA, PPA and "Dashnaktsutiun".