On October 4 President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan sent an address to the participants of the 6th Pan-Armenian Forum of Journalists in Yerevan, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reports.
The address runs as follows:
“I welcome all the participants of the “Towards the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide”6th All-Armenian Forum of Journalists.
Holding all-Armenian journalistic conferences has become a good tradition. I am glad that the previous 5th conference was held in Artsakh.
Media are among the strategically important fields, which touch upon all the spheres of public life. For us they are also one of the key elements of strengthening the unity of the Armenian nation all over the world, deepening and expanding the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora relations, preserving the Armenian national identity. Indeed, the role of media is very difficult to overestimate, especially in the contemporary era of globalization.
From this very perspective consolidating the efforts of the world spread Armenians towards the international recognition and condemnation of the Genocide is of utmost importance. Work in this direction requires close cooperation between the political, media, academic, analytical and other circles of Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora. It is also necessary to establish firm ties with journalists and mass media organizations of different countries.
It is obvious that for the prevention of genocides such crimes should not only be recognizes but also condemned. It is also indispensable carry out practical measures towards preventing genocides. In this respect it is necessary to give a new quality to coverage of the Artsakh issue and condemnation of the ongoing anti-Armenian policy of Azerbaijan.
I am confident that the conference will successfully accomplish its tasks and will contribute to further developing of practical ties in the information sphere.
I wish fruitful work to the conference, and success and all the best to its participants.”