Armenian Media under Attack

Armenia -- Argishti Kivirian, editor of "Armenia Today" news agency beaten on 30Apr2009. Photo courtesy of Gagik Shamshian
Armenia -- Argishti Kivirian, editor of "Armenia Today" news agency beaten on 30Apr2009. Photo courtesy of Gagik Shamshian, via RFE/RL

Two high profile assaults on journalists in Armenia during the first week of May have highlighted the vulnerability of media as capital Yerevan heads into municipal elections. The stakes are high in the pre-election campaign period of Yerevan’s municipal elections which will, for the first time in more than 15 years create an elected elderly council and a mayor with enough economic and executive powers to challenge the authority of the country’s president. Continue reading “Armenian Media under Attack”

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