Former Armenian lawmakers from the Republican Party of Armenia Arman Saghatelyan, Karen Bekaryan, Mihran Hakobyan and Samvel Farmanyan have established a new company called Quartet Media which has acquired Tert.am, ArmNews and Radio 107 FM.
In a statement released by Tert.am, the ex-deputies voiced concerns over the country’s future but expressed hope to have their input into the creation of a more reliable and predictable future for Armenia.
“In this difficult period of uncertainty, when the fate of an entire nation is on the scale, we cannot remain indifferent as assuming the role of a silent follower or malevolent is not ours. We see the possible threats and are ready to do our best for the sake of real New Armenia and will propose ways to save the Homeland from visible challenges,” they said.
“Highlighting the key role of mass media in the social and political life and in development of public agenda, as well as considering media as an integral part of our vocation and the path we have chosen, we have decided to found Quartet Media company,” reads the statement.
They said that the company will be represented under the Tert.am trademark, naming Aram Antinyan as its executive director.