Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's congratulatory message on the occasion of Television Worker's Day
67 years ago on this day, November 29, 1956, the Armenian television broadcasted for the first time.
Last year, based on the request of the Public Television Company, the Government of the Republic of Armenia established November 29 as the Day of the Television Worker.
And here, I have a pleasant opportunity to congratulate television workers on their Day.
Today, the television of the Republic of Armenia is free and diverse, which is unprecedented in the history of our country. The people's, non-violent, velvet revolution of 2018 brought a new level of democracy and freedom of speech to Armenia, which is primarily seen and enjoyed by television workers.
Now there is no censorship of television broadcasts in Armenia. I have had the occasion to emphasize several times that the viewers decide themselves whether to follow theis or that TV channel or not, to trust or not to trust.
I am pleased to report that the public trust of the Public Television of Armenia is at an unprecedentedly high level. I must emphasize that the Government supports the development of this important public resource.
During 2018-2022, the Public Television Company received additional support of around 1 billion AMD from the Government. Another 880 million AMD is planned to be allocated within the framework of the new television studio construction project. A number of international partners actively support the further development of Public Television and the Government gratefully encourages their efforts.
Dear TV employees,
I congratulate you all on the occasion of the Day of the Television Worker. In this era of technological development, television, like other traditional media, is facing a difficult tim. But the essence of television is not only technical means, but also creative talent, respect and love for the audience, and a deep sense of mission. I am sure that those guided by these principles are always valued, irrespective of whether it is on a TV, computer or smartphone screen.