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"The problem of Zvartnots has to be solved in legal environment"
14.02.2014
12:00
“We need to talk about conservation, not demolition. The problem of Zvartnots has to be solved in legal environment and the cultural component should be emphasized. None of the managers will think about this. It would be wrong to assume that someone else would solve the problem in our stead,” architect Zohrab Bauer stated at a discussion dedicated to the problem of Zvartnots airport’s old terminal demolition, held by the Media Center on February 14.
“We are trying to close all the loopholes through which people attempt to avoid military service"
12.02.2014
12:00
“We are trying to close all the loopholes through which people attempt to avoid military service.
Online media is the leader in the dissemination of hate speech
07.02.2014
12:00
“Armenian mass media has little hate speech - 1%: online media, unfortunately, is the leader in the dissemination of hate speech, which is mainly political by nature, Ashot Melikyan, President of Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression NGO, said today during the discussion on ''Hate speech in Armenian mass media'' held at the Media Center.
"The workers are forced to choose the pension funds"
31.01.2014
12:00
"There are concrete pressures in schools and kindergartens. The workers are forced to choose the pension funds. There are recorded pressures in "ArmSwissBank", ''Electric Networks of Armenia”, said Davit Manukyan, Political Scientist, Member of Dem.am (I protest!) Initiative. Today a press conference was held at the Media Center by Dem.am Initiative on pension funds illegally forced to the state employees.
"Armenia and Azerbaijan are not the Countries that May Choose War"
30.01.2014
12:00
“Everything depends on decisions. Being dependent on external forces, Armenia and Azerbaijan are not the countries that may choose war”, political scientist Manvel Sargsyan claimed at the discussion entitled “Recent Incidents along Armenian-Azerbaijani border: Expert Opinion” initiated by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) at the Media Center.
“The Armenian Highland”: Multimedia e-book
29.01.2014
11:00
Today in Media Center the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) unveiled the very first multimedia e-book of its kind: “The Armenian Highland”, part of AVC’s groundbreaking series of electronic books on Armenian culture and history, which is now available, completely free of charge, on mobile devices and desktop computers.
A charitable foundation named "Shant and freedom" has been founded
23.01.2014
12:00
"Shant and Freedom" Fund was founded in order to support families who are persecuted for their political views.
"There are 15 political prisoners: Shant, his friends, and fighter by the name of Volodya Avetisyan. They have families and children who are in need of moral and material support," said the foundation's founder Felix Hayrapetyan at the conference in the Media Center.
Paravakar-Vazashen highway problem
22.01.2014
12:00
A 3.2-kilometre bypass road alternative to Paravakar-Vazashen highway in Tavush region will be completed in June. It will be safer and will reduce the traffic line for 1,8 km.
"The situation in the Ukrainian capital remains tense"
21.01.2014
15:00
The situation in the Ukrainian capital remains tense, although in video reports provided by news websites things appear to be worse than they are in reality. At a discussion hosted by the Media Center, Dmitri Shulga, European programs director at Renaissance(Відродження) international foundation, pointed out that people that gathered at the Maidan were fighting for the European future they were deprived of after the Vilnius Summit.
Gas tariff impact on small and medium Business
21.01.2014
12:00
“An increase in the price of gas has led to a decrease in the number of greenhouses in Armenia”, said head of Greenhouse Association Research Center, Poghos Gevorgyan, during s discussion at the Media Center.
Rally against the Mandatory Funded Pension System
18.01.2014
13:00
"I urge all citizens who are not indifferent to join us in our fight against the enactment of unconstitutional laws, for the sake of the Republic of Armenia. Don't be afraid to protest. Don't be afraid to fight for your rights!" exhorted David Manukyan, member of the 'Dem Em!' Initiative, at the Media Center hosted press conference.
Pension Reform: Secure or Endangered Old Age
16.01.2014
17:00
A television discussion, entitled “Pension Reform: Secure or Endangered Old Age” was held at the Media Center on the eve of the January 18 demonstration against the legislative reform.
Gas Agreement Between Armenia and Russia.
26.12.2013
12:00
A special open session of the National Assembly’s Accounting Committee was held today, at 15:00.The first issue on the agenda was the legality of the December 23 voting on the agreement on the purchase and sale terms of shares of ArmRosGazprom CJSC and its further activities. The government officials have been notified about the results of the session.
Laws of the gangland continue to effectively function in the criminal-executive institutions
25.12.2013
13:00
Laws of the gangland continue to effectively function in the criminal-executive institutions (CEI): “criminal” laws prevail over Armenian regulatory legal acts. Robert Revazyan, head of the monitoring group of public control over criminal-executive institutions and bodies under the Ministry of Justice, has come to this conclusion during his daily activity.
The Problems of Imprisoned Women in Armenia
20.12.2013
17:25
In Armenia every eighth out of ten imprisoned women is a mother, and these women face problems with seeing their children. Imprisonment has a worse impact on women than on men. 80% of imprisoned women face psychic disorders; they are more frequently stigmatized than men. Besides, husbands of imprisoned women pay them less visits in places of detention than women do.
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