Armenia: Limited Justice for Police Violence

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
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 “Armenia: Limited Justice for Police Violence”

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International Media Coverage of Armenia from 1979 – 2014 (Infograph)

World's Media Covered Armenia the Most Between 1987–1994 (Infograph)
World’s Media Covered Armenia the Most Between 1987–1994 (Infograph)

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)”

The News Center is Live!

Show-host Ruzanna Stepanian (R) and RFE/RL's Anush Martirosian discuss the Parliamentary bi-elections held in Syuniq on Sunday live
Show-host Ruzanna Stepanian (R) and RFE/RL’s Anush Martirosian (L) discuss the Parliamentary bi-elections held in Syuniq on Sunday live

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.

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Armenia’s Press Freedom Score Highest in The Past Decade

2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index

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”

Online media considered most objective source of news in Armenia

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Online media are seen as the most trustworthy news source by 54% of Armenians, beating TV (47%), Radio (45%) and Newspapers (44%), according to “Armenia 2011 Media Public Opinion and Preference Survey” published this week.

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