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Show-host Ruzanna Stepanian (R) and RFE/RL's Anush Martirosian discuss the Parliamentary bi-elections held in Syuniq on Sunday live

Show-host Ruzanna Stepanian (R) and RFE/RL’s Anush Martirosian (L) discuss the Parliamentary bi-elections held in Syuniq on Sunday live

RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) aired the first issue of its brand-new “Lratvakan Kentron” (News Center) prime-time TV news program on September 30th, at 20:00.

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Online media considered most objective source of news in Armenia

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Online media are seen as the most trustworthy news source by 54% of Armenians, beating TV (47%), Radio (45%) and Newspapers (44%), according to “Armenia 2011 Media Public Opinion and Preference Survey” published this week.

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Former President Kocharian’s Family Sues Newspaper For Libel

Armenia -- Former President Robert Kocharian with his wife and children.

Armenia -- Former President Robert Kocharian with his wife and children.

Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharian and his family have filed a libel suit against a pro-opposition newspaper “Zhamanak” over series of reports published in September, claiming ex-president is involved in large-scale imports of pharmaceuticals and medication trade via a large chain of drug-stores. Citing an unnamed source, “Zhamanak” daily also alleged that Kocharian’s older son Sedrak has purchased a diamond mine in India. Continue reading