One-Sided Prosecutions Year After Attacks on Protesters, Journalists
Riot police and barbed wire block protestors from marching down Baghramyan Street in downtown Yerevan on July 30, 2016. © 2016 Giorgi Gogia/Human Rights Watch
(Yerevan) – The Armenian government has failed to ensure full accountability for police violence against largely peaceful protesters and journalists a year ago, Human Rights Watch said today. At the same time the authorities have indicted at least 32 protesters, convicting 21 of them, with 11 sentenced to prison. Continue reading
“The people have a need to know. Journalists have a right to tell” is the message carried by the Newseum – America’s “most interactive museum” where five centuries of news history meet. I went in and came out blinded and impressed, but once the glaring of shiny exhibits settled down in my eyes and memory, I couldn’t let go of the feeling, that I’ve been somehow deceived.