Wonders of the Yrevan Press Club (YPC)

Speaking of the recent round table discussion “Objectivity, balance and professionalizm in the course of election coverage”, Uzogh is apalled by the YPC 2003 Parliamentary Election monitoring analyses presented during the show, and says, that YPC is purposefully trying to denounce the TV coverage during the 2003 parliamentary coverage.

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Artists in Armenia Critical of Government's Moves To Limit Artistic Expression

SASSNA DZRER has posted the letter by a group of Armenian artists and intellectuals, expressing their principal disagreement with the situation in Armenia concerning art, culture and freedom. “…The art, the artist and the thought in Armenia are forbidden from now on. The announcement of Minister of Culture from 01.02.2007 recovers long-term Soviet totalitarian repressive machinery aimed to exclude alternative thinking and pluralism. Actually by this decision the artistic freedom without the approval of the…

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Parliamentary Election Monitor – Further Developments

Via CRD / TI Election Monitor 2007 blog – Onnik Krikoryan has follow ups and further details to issues raised in this earlier issue of the 2007 Parliamentary Election Monitor series. “…indeed, following on from reports that the opposition allege an official policy of restricting access to the broadcast media by charging higher than normal per minute fees, RFE/RL has an update saying that private TV companies deny the allegations. …Armenia‚Äôs leading private broadcasters denied…

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Failures of the Armenian Judicial System

Marutni or Bust is frustrated with with the Armenian Judicial system and the Minister of Justice David Harutyunyan, who hopes to be running for Parliament on the upcoming parliamentary elections. The case has concluded in the court, with one trafficker receiving 5 years (should be eligible for parole next year), another 2 years and the others one year probation. All I can say right now is that we should all once again be disappointed with…

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