3 May is World Press Freedom Day. It’s a key issue for us around the world and the Foreign Secretary has paid tribute to journalists, bloggers and media organisations.
I spent part of the weekend at a meeting arranged by the Armenian Ombudsman (supported by the EU, Council of Europe and OSCE) with media and civil society to mark the day by discussing some of the most urgent media freedom issues in Armenia.
We welcomed the decision last year to set up a working group, including civil society members, to look at the key reforms required to the broadcasting law. There has also been a lot of expert advice from the OSCE and Council of Europe (in the form of a British consultant, Eve Salomon). And the end goal is plain: to have media in Armenia which are genuinely diverse and represent a range of different views.