ELNUR BAIMOV: "UNDER PRETENSE OF FIGHT FOR NATIONAL INTERESTS AND INFORMATION SECURITY, THE ARMENIAN AUTHORITIES CAN CALMLY CONTINUE REPRISALS ON REMAINDERS OF INDEPENDENT PRESS"
July 22 2008
"Serzh Sargsyan’s announcement about Armenia’s plans to create a
structure to fight policy of disinformation, targeting the country,
demonstrates several factors:
The first factor is an attempt to fill the deficit of trust of the
country’s population at the cost of conservation of the idea of threat
to Armenia by the external enemy. Realizing the vanity of attempt to
oppose official Baku on the diplomatic level, the President of Armenia,
who is a protege of the Karabakh clan, again tries to play on the
nationalistic feelings of his people, in fact, conducting policy of
national intolerance, whose bright reflection was scandalously known
announcement of Armenian former president Robert Kocharyan about
genetic incompatibility of Azerbaijanis and Armenians.
The second factor results from the first one. Armenian President
Serzh Sargsyan, who does not have a big trust of the population,
tries to secure himself from possible crisis inside the country,
connected with the significant weaking of Armenia in the negotiation
process on the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
In fact, the second through Sargsyan’s presidency, secret censorship is
being applied. The thing is that under pretense of fight for national
interests and information security, the Armenian authorities can
continues reprisals on the remnants of independent press and Armenian
oppositioners, who disagree with the usurpation of powers in Armenia
by the "Karabakh clan".
I would recommend to representatives of the leading international
organizations, particularly the Council of Europe, to observe the
influence of the creation of the promised structure on the internal
political situation and issues of freedom of speech and throught
And the third factor, which I think explains the Sargsyan sounded
initiative, is Armenians’ inclination to plagiarate Azerbaijanis. Used
to steal Azerbaijani music, Armenians, feeling deficit of ideas,
could not help stealing Day.Az initiative. To substantiate, I would
remind that on October 27 of 2007 Day.Az has posted an article
"Karabakh, Nakhchivan, everywhere later on or how to oppose world
Armenians?". The said article also stated the need to create the
Ministry of External Propaganda. It seems that the structure, Serzh
Sargsyan has promised to create in Armenia, will deal with the same
tasks, we have written about.
Considering Day.Az popularity in the Armenian supreme leadership,
we think of writing a material to speak of the ways of Armenia’s
returning of Nagorno Karabakh lands, it occupied. I hope this material
will be taken for consideration and executed by Armenian President
Serzh Sargsyan", Day.Az editor-in-chief Elnur Baimov said commenting
on the recent announcement of Serzh Sargsyan.