After former PM Hovik Abrahamian’s fall from power, TV host, rapper Felix Khachatrian is allowed to return to the Public TV of Armenia as the host of the new program “Formula of Love” («Սիրո բանաձև»).
Continue reading “TV host Felix Khachatryan, banned from Public TV for years, returns”
One-Sided Prosecutions Year After Attacks on Protesters, Journalists
(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 “Armenia: Limited Justice for Police Violence”
Media.am, a website covering various issues related to the Armenian media, has published this excellent inforgraphic, which is drawn from the research carried out by the The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC). The research has tried to summarize the amount and frequency of mentions of South Caucasus states in international media reports using data from the Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT). Continue reading “International Media Coverage of Armenia from 1979 – 2014 (Infograph)”
RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) aired the first issue of its brand-new “Lratvakan Kentron” (News Center) prime-time TV news program on September 30th, at 20:00.
Continue reading “The News Center is Live!”
Armenia’s rank has improved by 3 points in this year’s Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders, but we’re still ranked in the “noticeable problems” category. Continue reading “Armenia's Press Freedom Score Highest in The Past Decade”
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday issued its report on 139 journalists and media workers who were killed or died while practicing journalism in the course of 2009. The IFJ says that 2009, one of the worst years for journalists’ killings, capped a violent decade which put journalism to the sword and left record numbers of murders of media people. Continue reading “IFJ Marks ‘End of Deadly Decade' With Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2009”
A man in police uniform sitting in a police car shows his middle finger to Armenian journalists in Yerevan. Another one sitting on the backseat of the car films the journalists with earnest.
The Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) in Armenia, which I am a member of, released on Tuesday its annual report on “Violated rights of journalists and media in Armenia.” As the organization’s website is currently under construction and this report is not fully available online, I’ve decided to post the full English version of the report below. Continue reading “Attacks and violations against media, journalists in Armenia in 2009”
Two relatively new and, judging from Circle.am statistics, highly popular Armenian online news websites: News.am and Tert.am added Turkish language versions to their content in October.
Continue reading “Armenian media starts speaking Turkish”
First through Facebook, than through Unzipped I found out that a group of Armenian journalists and photographers have issued a statement protesting recent arrests and detention of their colleagues and bloggers in Iran, following disputed presidential election and post-election protests in Tehran.
While I support the statement wholeheartedly, something that fells a little uneasy about this statement is the fact, that the same “Armenian journalists and photographers” didn’t seem to move a finger when their collegues were beaten and threatened in Armenia, but in case of Iran – they dash out like this. Is there something I don’t understand?