对亚美尼亚新闻界的攻击

上月末,正当我们的《Haykakan Zhamanak》(《亚美尼亚时代报》)进入新一期收尾工作时,办公室外传来爆炸声。工作人员冲进来告诉我我的汽车已成一团火球。

那场爆炸并非全无预兆——而亚美尼亚警方认为汽车着火是由于技术故障的解释也不出乎我意料。真正的原因在于新闻审查制度,这场爆炸其实正代表了亚美尼亚匿影藏形的反新闻界集团对新闻界发起的最新攻击。

我们争取新闻出版自由的抗争始于1999年,那时我们刚刚创刊不久,报纸名字还叫《Oragir》(《日报》)。刚一成立它就立刻产生了巨大的影响,尽管那并非我们所希望看到的。1999年一整年,《Oragir》遭遇的法律诉讼比亚美尼亚自1991年独立后所有诉讼媒体案例总数都要多。

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