The Union of Journalists of Armenia (UJA) strictly condemns today’s attack on “Hayeli” Press Club, assessing the occurrence as trespassing against freedom of expression. Similar activities are a result of the atmosphere, rhetoric, hate speech, existing in our country for a lasting period, against press, media workers and freedom of expression.
The occurrence is a logical after-effect of speeches with impermissible content addressed to media outlets and journalists from time to time by country’s leadership, different representatives of political powers.
The Union of Journalists of Armenia (UJA) demands from the law enforcement to urgently reflect to the occurrence and undertake steps toward punishing the guilty, also ensure the security of the media outlet employees.
Union of Journalists of Armenia (UJA)