Armenian Government claims “exceptional” tourism growth rate

Armenia -- An Iranian couple takes pictures in Yerevans Republic Square, 21Mar2011.

Armenia -- An Iranian couple takes pictures in Yerevans Republic Square, 21Mar2011.

Head of Armenia’s Tourism agency has said the number of visitors to the country is growing at the rate of 20-25% annually, even though a World Economic forum report indicated that Armenia seriously lags behind its neighbours in tourism competitiveness rating. Continue reading

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Media Watchdog says authorities routinely harass journalists in Armenia

“New broadcast law gives regulators broad powers to revoke TV licenses. Gala TV, a rare critical broadcaster, faces array of government pressures,” international media watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists says in its global survey of attacks on Press Freedom published on Tuesday. Below are extracts from the report’s section covering Armenia. Continue reading

Public Service Media in Armenia

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The Republic of Armenia Law on Television and Radio[1] stipulates the existence of at least 1 Public Television Channel and 1 Public Radio Channel, which are subsidized by the State budget, but have the right to carry out commercial activities (sell advertisement) and cover any additional costs. Currently, there are 3 public TV channels and 2 public radio channels, which are – First TV Channel, Ararat TV, Shirak TV, Public Radio of Armenia, Shirak Public Radio.

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