“Until the authorities act instead of speaking, such incidents will happen again” said Ashot Melikyan, Chairman of Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression.
Melikyan was only one of several present who spoke on the violence act against Marine Khachatryan, journalist at A1+. The other speakers included Suren Deheryan, Head of “Journalists for the Future” NGO, and Tigran Yegoryan, lawyer, “Europe in Law association” NGO.
“We are ready to cooperate with everyone who will voice and struggle against instances of social injustice.” “No to Plunder” Civic Initiative was formed to cope with social injustice and plunder. The first problem voiced by the initiative members was the increase of electricity tariffs.
The Freedom of Information Center of Armenia will award the golden key and rusty lock to officials at the annual award ceremony on the eve of International Right to Know Day, September 26. For the first time in Armenia, the transparency and Freedom of Information Index has evaluated the transparency levels of the state administrative bodies.
“No matter how much we try to regulate job relations, they remain subordinated, an employee is subordinated to an employer,” said Narek Nersisyan, the RA Argo Trade Union representative at the Media Center initiated panel discussion. “Thus, it is essential to ensure that an employer does not abuse their privileges. The best known solution is to balance employer-employee relations through trade unions.”
The Karabakh conflict remains unsettled as of 20 years ago. The lasting tension on the frontline became greater in the months of July and August this year, which caused deaths of many young people who were born after the signing of the ceasefire in 1994.
The issues in the border communities within the Tavush Region require an urgent solution. “We have visited Aygepar, Movses and Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur and now we have to voice the existing problems, expecting the authorities’ urgent response since these problems may bring about irreversible consequences on the reliability of our state borders.”
The groups of young Turkish and Armenian painters headed by Serdar Yilmaz and Gagik Charchyan will attend diverse master classes and cultural events, as well as paint a wall in Yerevan. Also attending will be painters from the Turkish organization, Exchange of Painters, who will spend a total of eight days in Armenia.
The number of male children born after 1993 exceeds the number of female children by 50,000, reflecting the high number of sex-selective abortions in Armenia. Sex-selective abortions are made especially in the case of a third pregnancy. According to the available data, approximately 1000-2000 fetuses are aborted because of their predicted sex. Armenia currently ranks third in the world for the highest number of procedures, behind China and Azerbaijan.
Having processed all the problems which arose during the electronic submission of reports to the Tax Service, a group of experts intends to file a report to the RA Ministry of Finance. Only after exhausting administrative leverages the group will lodge a lawsuit to the court.
The government’s assistance concerns only acute viral hepatitis, yet the treatment of chronic diseases is not covered by the state budget. The struggle against hepatitis is a vital issue throughout the whole world, especially the struggle against hepatitis C comes with considerable difficulties both in Armenia and entire world.
Having studied the publications in electronic mass media, ‘Protection of Rights without Borders’ NGO recorded a low level of trust in the Armenian law and judicial system since the justice is conducted with abuse of law and selectively.
After the amendments to the RA Law on Funded Pension were adopted, there still exists a bias attitude towards people of equal status. Presently, the young public sector employeesalready pay the funded pension which is now defined as ‘welfarepayment’ while private sector employees will make the compulsory payments in 3 years.