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Experts do not Exclude a New Political Crisis in Armenia
13.01.2017
12:00
Although a few months are left for the parliamentary elections, there is no outlined activity in the political process. The political forces are engaged in the negotiations on developing formats of alliances and pre-election cooperation. As experts said, almost no political force managed to establish political capital, which would make them convincing during elections.
"Human Rights in Armenia in 2016: Issues and Implications"
09.12.2016
11:00
A discussion was held ahead of the International Day of Human Rights at Media Center with the participation of Larisa Alaverdyan, Executive Director of "The Foundation Against the Violation of Law" NGO, RA first Ombudsman, Artak Zeynalyan, Member of "Rule of Law" NGO and Artur Sakunts, Head of the Vanadzor office of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly.
Citizens’ Rights are Still Violated in the “Police Patrol Service Regiment Case”: Advocate
24.11.2016
11:00
Although there are no precise data, according to advocates, there are still more than five dozen citizens (besides the armed group members) in custody as a consequence of the July events. Arayik Papikyan, Advocate, Representative of Helsinki Association, said during the press conference, entitled "The Cases of Detained Citizens during the July Events: Evaluation of the Preliminary Phase" at Media Center on November 24.
Corruption in Armenia and the Region: The Results of Global Corruption Barometer 2016
16.11.2016
11:00
Varuzhan Hoktanyan, Project Director of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, presented the results of the Global Corruption Barometer 2016 during the press conference held at Media Centre on November 16.
“Road Traffic Accidents in Armenia 2016”
15.11.2016
14:00
As of November 15, 2016, 2762 road traffic accidents took place in Armenia according to the state statistics.
Why did the Armenian Lobbying Organizations Maintain Neutrality during the USA Presidential Elections?
11.11.2016
12:00
The main Armenian lobbying organizations maintained neutrality during the USA presidential elections and did not support any candidate. Now when Donald Trump is elected as the US president, the Armenian organizations try to understand the foreign policy approaches of Trump who has little political experience and to elaborate on approaches to work with the Republican administration in the White House.
“Trump as the New USA President: What will be the Impact for the Region?”
10.11.2016
11:00
“It is not important for whom the American people vote, it is important for them to be their choice’’. Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC), Political Scientist, expressed this point of view during the discussion at Media Center.
Trump or Clinton? What will Change after the Elections in the USA and Around the World?
08.11.2016
13:00
Media Center hosted a discussion today about the USA presidential elections held on November 8, with the participation of Vardan Khachatryan, Political Scientist, Former MP, Suren Sargsyan, Researcher and Political scientist at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Haik Martirosyan, Doctor of Political Scientist.
Gas Tariff Reduction. Economic Step or Pre-election Campaign?
02.11.2016
13:00
The proposal of "Gazprom Armenia" company about reducing the gas prices looks like a short-term pre-election campaign and prices may rise again in July next year. On the other hand, the burden of reducing the tariffs for Armenia in terms of 105 thousand needy families will be at the expense of the state budget, and this is not a real gas price decrease, but just a change of a payer.
Violence against Journalists and Violations of Rights in Armenia: Reference to 2016
02.11.2016
11:00
Today, on the international day of stopping the impunity of crimes against journalists, the Media Center hosted a discussion on ''Violence against Journalists and Violations of Rights in Armenia: Reference to 2016''.
“EU-Armenia Negotiations: Realistic Procedure or Exaggerated Expectations?”
28.10.2016
13:00
Although the negotiations on a new framework agreement between Armenia and the European Union are in a quite dynamic process, experts are anxious that Russia-West intensifying contradictions and the possible improper quality of next year's parliamentary elections in Armenia can have a bad impact on Yerevan-Brussels negotiation process.
New Statement of Advocates on the Criminal Case and the Arrest of Andreas Ghukasyan
28.10.2016
12:00
On October 28, a press conference about the procedure and detention of Andreas Ghukasyan was held at Media Center.
“The Government Program and RA Economic Challenges: Declarative Provisions or Concrete Measures?”
25.10.2016
12:00
RA Government program, Tax Code adopted recently, general administration and real economic claims do not correlate to one another. The economy requires non-standard approaches, concrete measures, the government stipulates it to some extent in its program, but the human resources changes and the planned fiscal policy are not conducive to solve that problem. Ashot Khurshudyan, an economist, said this during the discussion at Media Center on October 25.
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