Armenia’s Press Freedom Score Highest in The Past Decade

2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index

Armenia’s rank has improved by 3 points in this year’s Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders, but we’re still ranked in the “noticeable problems” category. Continue reading

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24 Years Since Armenian Pogroms in Sumgait, Azerbaijan – February 1988

It is difficult to define the exact number of victims of Sumgait massacre due to refusal of Azerbaijani government to help. Based on the data provided by the Prosecutor’s office of Azerbaijan, the Prosecutor’s office of the USSR announced that 26 citizens of Armenian nationality perished in Sumgait (“Izvestiya”, 03.03.1988). Below is the incomplete list of innocent victims of Sumgait. Continue reading

Ex-US Envoy says “truth is on Turkey’s side”

In an interview published by Hurriyetdailynews.com, Ex-US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and US mediator in Nagorno-Karabakh talks made a number of remarks, which sound quite sympathetic of Turkey. Continue reading

Guest Post: Addressing the Denial

Most news reports and commentary on the adoption by the French Senate of the Bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide in Turkey in 1915 seem to miss the main aim the French legislators intended for it to achieve. I will argue in this Article that France’s decision should be seen as a giant step forward in the protection human rights, international law and order, historical and scientific integrity. Continue reading