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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Ex-President’s war on critical media: so much for a psychological portrait


Armenia’s Former President Robert Kocharian is suing pro-opposition daily “Hraparak”, adding to a list of recent trials he and his family have entered in a bid to silence all kinds of critical remarks about the ex-president.
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Former President Kocharian’s Family Sues Newspaper For Libel

Armenia -- Former President Robert Kocharian with his wife and children.

Armenia -- Former President Robert Kocharian with his wife and children.

Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharian and his family have filed a libel suit against a pro-opposition newspaper “Zhamanak” over series of reports published in September, claiming ex-president is involved in large-scale imports of pharmaceuticals and medication trade via a large chain of drug-stores. Citing an unnamed source, “Zhamanak” daily also alleged that Kocharian’s older son Sedrak has purchased a diamond mine in India. 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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