Armenia’s Economy Ranked 41st Freest in The 2014 Index. The Full Story.

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Armenia’s economic freedom score is 68.9 according to the Index of Economic Freedom 2014, making its economy the 41st freest in the world. This annual index and ranking is created by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal in 1995 to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world’s nations. The question is — does it tell us the full story? Continue reading

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Government’s Liberty square phobias?

Opposition rally in Yerevan's Liberty square

Armenia -- Opposition rally in Yerevans Liberty square, 08Apr2011

Municipal authorities banned last week two separate appeals by Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) and Armenian National Congress (HAK) to hold rallies in Yerevan’s Liberty Square. Continue reading

Meeting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gives a speech on Internet freedom at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

There was an incomprehensible feeling of strength and dignity, energy and calm understanding of her own power and importance as the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walked into the Treaty Room in the U.S. Department of State on Monday to meet our group of about 30 journalists and bloggers who came to learn about “social media” in the United States. Continue reading