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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.
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.
Protection of Human Rights in Armenia
19.12.2013
12:00
“Of course, the judicial system is catastrophic, but I would put the Police in the first place this year. When Vova Gasparyan took the position, he acted as Messiah in front of the people, whereas in reality we were the witnesses of all that violent incidents”, Janna Alexanyan, head of the “Journalists for Human Rights” NGO, thinks the situation of human rights in 2013 was.
The Only Solution to Armenia’s Security Issue Is Its Sovereignty
16.12.2013
11:00
‘The only solution to Armenia’s security issue is our sovereign state, national army and democratic governance system,’ noted ZaruhiPostanjyan, head of ‘Heritage’ parliamentary faction, at the Media Center hosted panel discussion entitled ‘Life after Vilnius: Challenges and Implicit Future Opportunities’.
Retrospective on Vilnius Summit
04.12.2013
12:00
Armenia was ignored at Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum since Ukraine was in the foci of the event. This was the impression of Armenian participants attending the Forum, who recently returned from Vilnius.
Clashes between the Police and Activists
03.12.2013
12:30
‘Taking people to an unknown place in a simple car, without uniforms is kidnapping. Hitting the jaw and beating a whole minute is not typical of a police officer, this behavior is specific to a group of people working for a particular person.
Eminent Domain: Clash of Opinions
29.11.2013
12:00
The Media Center hosted a panel discussion entitled “Eminent Domain: Long-lasting Issues and Legal Procedures”. The panelists included Sedrak Baghdasaryan, head of ‘Victims of State Needs’ NGO; Artur Grigoryan, lawyer; Ashot Abrahamyan, representative of ‘Soglasie Armenia’ LLC, lawyer.
"Ukraine's will Towards European Integration is not Artificial"
25.11.2013
15:00
Demonstrations in Kyiv against the decision not to sign a key pact with the EU are comparable in size with the protests of 2004 Orange Revolution, Volodymyr Horbach, political analyst at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation said on video call at the discussion initiated by the Media Center.
The Latest Developments in Mental Health Sphere
22.11.2013
12:00
All the interested parties in mental health sphere in Armenia equally agree that community services need to be empowered. Whereas in Hungary discussions around this have taken 15 years, international mental health expert Zsolt Bugarski said at the press conference held at the Media Center today.
During 9 months of 2013 199 cases of violence against children have been recorded
19.11.2013
12:30
Media Center, November 19: November 19 is World Day for Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children. During 9 months of 2013 199 cases of violence against children have been recorded by the RA Police, 19 of which are cases of domestic violence.
Discussion on Pension Reforms
15.11.2013
10:00
By putting into practice compulsory pension savings system the government aims to get financial resources for the budget of 2014, Tevan Poghosyan, MP, is convinced.
Only one percent of the need for palliative care is met in Armenia
13.11.2013
13:00
Only one percent of the need for palliative care is met in Armenia, Stephen R. Connor, consultant to the Open Society Institute’s International Palliative Care Initiative (Washington).
Three Stories of Galicia: Screening&Discussion in Vanadzor
09.11.2013
16:00
The authors of “The Three Stories of Galicia” have a 300 hours’ footage from Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland. It includes 12 stories which could have become a film, but the filmmakers chose only three.
"Shant Harutyunyan acted in the frames of Universal Declaration of Human Right"
08.11.2013
12:00
Shant Harutyunyan acted in the frames of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and realized every citizen’s right of rebellion, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens' Assembly-Vanadzor Artur Sakunts claimed at the discussion held at the Media Center on November 8.
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