GALA TV paid the penalties and fines of the tax inspection

The telethon/fundraising conducted for Gala TV Company in Gyumri was a success. The necessary sum was collected and completely transferred to tax inspection. During these days of telethon, 26 million 458 thousand 500 drams have been transferred to the television company. The whole amount has been given to Judicial Act Enforcement Body. The rest of the amount, consisting of about 441 thousand dram will be exacted from the TV company account number where there is…

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Free speech costs 25.665.100 drams in Armenia

The administrative war launched from October 14, 2007 by RA State bodies against the Gyumri GALA (Independent Information Channel of Gyumri) TV company is coming to a close, and this last free TV channel in Armenia will soon be forced to pay 25 million Armenian drams for making use of its Constitutional right of freedom of speech. Having led a disparate campaign of protecting GALA’s rights via a series of court proceedings, petitions, demonstrations and…

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Civil Initiative From Yerevan Supports Gala TV Rally in Gyumri

With the initiative of Sksela youth movement and support of Center for Regional Development / Transparency Armenia, a group of 34 journalists and civil society activists, including representatives of Sksela youth movement, CRD / TI, Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, Yerevan Press Club, Helsinki Citizens Assembly – Yerevan, PanArmenian Association of Women visited Gyumri today, to take part in the rally staged in support of Gala TV company, which has come under the attack…

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We Are Nothing Without Our Freedom of Speech

The Headquarters of Protecting Freedom of Speech and Gala TV are inviting a rally in support of Gala TV and The Freedom of Speech and Expression for us all. (The Gyumri Municipality is duly informed) The rally is scheduled on DECEMBER 19, AT 4 P.M. IN GYUMRI THEATRE SQUARE ALL THE PEOPLE, WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES FREE, AND WHO ARE NOT AFRAID OF PROTECTING OTHERS’ RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS ARE INVITED WE WON’T LET THEM SHUT DOWN GALA…

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Protest Rally in Support of Gala TV Renders Results

[Via Echannel: 2007-12-13 05:31] At the Gyumri residence of the commercial court, the trial City administration against Gala TV company has been accompanied by the demonstration of protest conducted by the TV company supporters in front of the court building. According to the head of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Speech – Ashot Melikyan, it was also as a result of this rally, that the judge Edward Nahapetyan has avoided making a decision in favor of…

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Journasts from National Newspapers Visit Gyumri GALA TV in a Rare Act of Solidarity

With the initiative of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Speech, Journalists representing more then ten national newspapers, as well as Radio Liberty and Hetq Online newspaper visited the Gyumri based GALA TV, which has come under growing political and economic pressures from various State agancies after broadcasting the address of Armenia’s First President Levon Ter-Petrossian at the opposition rally staged on October 26, 2007 on the Freedom Square in front of the Opera House…

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Tax-Police Ultimatum to Gyumri GALA TV

On 23 October, 2007, at 15:00, as reported by the Jounralists’ Club “Asparez”, 6 representatives of RA State Taxation Agency visited “GALA” TV and officially informed its founder Vahan Khachatryan that they will visit him again in 3 days time for a “regular inspection”. The following is the list of visitors: Gagik Ohanyan – head of RA State Tax Service first operative investigative unit Hovik Havhannisyan – elder oper-officer Harutyun Sukiasyan – chief oper-officer Armen…

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