Armenian Mass Media Is Controlled and Not Free
May 5, 12:00

Regardless of the widespread availability of the online media, press in Armenia remains mostly dependent. Controlled by the authorities or various political powers, mass media often adopt this or that political direction. Control over media is crucial for authorities since it is one of the cornerstones for the political administration. Apart from television and radio, the authorities have begun to actively use online media to spread their viewpoint and manage discussions on social networks. “The trends on the Internet are like a conquest to silence the topics of primary importance. It concerns the media which are ready to do everything to catch the public attention and get as many followers as possible,” said Suren Deheryan, Head of the Journalists for the Future, NGO.

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