5.3.7 Mass media
In 1991, after the adoption of the Law on Press and Other Mass Media in Armenia, censorship was abolished officially and freedom of the press was declared. This is a key document in the broadcasting sphere as well.
On 9 October 2000, the President signed the Law on Television and Radio adopted by the National Assembly. On 13 December 2003, the Law on Mass Information was adopted. It contains several articles relating to the protection of national heritage during broadcasting. Broadcasting companies should provide 55% of airtime on average to "native programmes", including programmes on foreign languages translated into Armenian.