One case of physical violence was recorded by the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) in the third trimester of 2013. There were 15 cases of pressure against mass media representatives, 8 of which are legal cases, 6 cases of interference with journalistic professional duties and 1 another case of pressure.
“The number of copy-pasted texts is so big that the journalistic community itself decided to take certain measures. It is good that the legislative body had a positive response to this initiative”, Ashot Melikyan said.
From July to September legal claims against journalists and mass media increased by 8. According to CPFE third trimester report cases of violence against media outlets and journalists increased by 2 in comparison with the same time period of 2012 and reduced by 10 as compared with the previous trimester.
On October 18 the CPFE third trimester report 2013 on the state of freedom of expression in Armenia and cases of violations of journalist’s rights was presented at the Media Center. The speakers included CPFE Chairman Ashot Melikyan and CPFE media expert Anna Aloyan.