Acts of Violence against Journalists Are Still Widespread in Armenia
12.12.2014
12:00
Acts of violence and oppression against journalists or media are widespread in Armenia. Within the first nine months in 2014 seven cases of violence against journalists were reported. However, offenders have not been revealed and punished so far.

The Media Center initiated panel discussion was attended by Arpine Hovhannisyan, MP of the Armenian Republican Party Faction; Ashot Melikyan, Chairman at the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression; Ara Ghazaryan, lawyer; Armine Ohanyan, Editor-in-Chief of the Hraparak Daily; and Samvel Martirosyan, media expert.

“I can hardly recall an incident in Armenia that has been followed by an investigation and consequently resolved, with the offender being punished. It is a matter of great concern,” said Ara Ghazaryan. The lawyer added that officials’ behavior has recently changed.

Besides acts of violence, Armine Ohanyan believes, pressure is exerted on journalists in a legal way as well.

Ashot Melikyan said it is worrying that law enforcement agencies are involved in acts of violence against journalists. “There is such a trend. In the past nine months seven cases were recorded as many as last year,” he said.

Considerable changes are expected in the Armenian media sector. “There will be established Local Internet Governance Forum in Armenia. It will involve businessmen, government and civil society representatives. So, it is going to become a forum, platform which will enable us to discuss and solve issues regarding online media,” he said. 

Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
We exhort everyone to refrain from any attempt of hindering the activities of media organizations.
22.09.2018
18:00
September 22, 2018 “Prosperous Armenia” political party representatives and supporters interfered in the press conference on media monitoring mission to be carried out by Independent Observer alliance, hosted in Public Journalism Club’s Media Center.
Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: solutions offered by elders’ candidates
11.09.2018
11:00
September 11, Media Center hosted a discussion on Yerevan Elders’ Elections: Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: within the frames of the discussion the candidates presented their suggestions and solutions.
Demand to Release Shant Harutyunyan and Possible Developments
06.09.2018
12:00
In the last few days discussions about releasing Shant Harutyunyan became heated especially after Harutyunyan’s son’s speech. At a September 6 Media Center discussion Artur Sakunts, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor office, Vardan Harutyunyan, head of center of right and freedom and Hovsep Khurshudyan, head of Free Citizen NGO presented their views regarding the issue.
NA Monitoring. The Results of the 3rd Session period of the 6th Convention of the NA
05.09.2018
13:00
It is 8 years the NA monitoring has presented the monitoring results of the NA session periods.
“The velvet Revolution sends out the message that now Armenia is more open to the world and for investments”, says the ambassador of Brazil to Armenia.
05.09.2018
11:00
September 7 this year marks 196th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. On this occasion Media Center hosted H.E. Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Brazil to Armenia.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Armenia-Turkey Events