The Prime Minister Values The Work Of A Reporter


Hetq Online
October 06, 2008

On September 30th Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan sent a
written statement to Mr. Edik Baghdasaryan, the Editor of "Hetq",
congratulating him and the editorial staff on the occasion of winning
the 2008 Global Shining Light Award at the Global Investigative
Journalism Confrence recently held in Lillehammer, Norway. (One
of the International Investigative Journalism Prizes went to Edik
Baghdasaryan). The Prime Minister underlined the importance of
"exposing existing social, economic and political problems facing us
and negative aspects of our life through a process of unbiased news
reportage and imparting a strong social voice to them, something which
is the mission of any reporter and which results in the resolution
of numerous issues exposed in such a manner."

On behalf on the government the Prime Minister expressed a willingness
"to continue the benificial and productive cooperation with reporters
for the good of the state and society." The PM noted that the best
example of such cooperation to be the measures taken against the
illegal felling of trees in Armenia’s regions and the "Hetq" series
of articles on which such a drive is based.

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