Reactions to Alleged Unprincipled Treatment of Domestic Journalists

The Association of Journalists asked Parliament on Monday to explain the issue of the treatment of journalists.

As it pointed out, based on journalists’ reports to the Association and on materials on the X portal, four foreign journalists were privileged at the expense of domestic ones because they were sat in the diplomatic part of the terrace in the plenary hall and during their visit, they were being driven in official vehicles of the Government.

In response, Parliament said there had been neither privileged treatment of foreign journalists nor unprincipled treatment of domestic ones. As the legislative house explained, due to the increased interest by both domestic and foreign media, it was found the interest in covering the session for the caretaker cabinet had been significantly higher than usual.

“That’s why we made the gallery’s full capacity available,” Parliament said.