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It is time the Parliamentary Journalists’ Accreditation Was Changed
28.10.2014
12:00
“The parliamentary journalists’ accreditation procedure originally had flaws, and journalists should have voiced their concerns,” said Ashot Melikyan, Chairman at the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, at the Media Center initiated press conference.
“Media Bus” – Tool for the Normalization of the Armenian-Turkish Relations
24.10.2014
12:00
Within the framework of the “Media Bus” project 10 journalists and bloggers from Turkey are currently visiting Armenia. They have been traveling through Turkey and Armenia with 10 Armenian colleagues.
“For me as a professional, it is a life-changing possibility to get to know Armenian colleagues and see Armenia … It is impossible to establish relations between the two countries until the two nations know one another,” said Hüseyin Hayatsever, freelance journalist, today at the Media Center hosted press conference.
“The Press Conference Is a Scream about the Present State of the Armenian Judicial System”
21.10.2014
12:00
“It is proved that Harutyun Sargsyan could not have been involved in Karen Yesayan’s murder. There is no reasonable evidence.” At the Media Center initiated press conference Lusine Sahakyan, Harutyun Sargsyan’s defender, and Avetik Ishkhanyan, Chairman of Armenia’s Helsinki Committee, shared their thoughts on the murder case of Karen Yesayan, fiancé of Gyumri Ex-Mayor Vardan Ghukasyan’s daughter.
Two years ago Harutyun Sargsyan, who is the son of Samvel Sargsyan, former chief of police for the town of Ani, was detained for Karen Yesayan’s murder.
“Striding Imprints: Tigran Sahakyan, Arman Vahanyan, and Tigran Kirakosyan in Tallinn”
20.10.2014
14:30
The official opening ceremony of “Striding Imprints: Tigran Sahakyan, Arman Vahanyan, and Tigran Kirakosyan in Tallinn” exhibition will be held at the United Nations Office in Armenia on October 21.
The two-week exhibition will feature pieces created with techniques of offset lithography, etching and monotype by artists Tigran Sahakyan, Arman Vahanyan and Tigran Kirakosyan. The works were created during the artists’ visit to Tallinn, Estonia.
Local Elections: Low Voter Turnout Is also Conditioned by Emigration
20.10.2014
13:00
On October 19 the voter turnout at local elections in 14 communities in eight regions of Armenia was low. At the Media Center hosted press conference Yeghiazar Davtyan, Coordinator at Martuni’s Women Community Council, said that in Gegharkunik Region, particularly, the low voter turnout was conditioned by emigration though there is indifference as well. For instance, one of the communities had only one candidate nominated. “People already know that very candidate is sure to win without their active participation.”
The Corruption Perception Index of Armenia Is not Improved
15.10.2014
13:30
Struggle against corruption is not only a function of authorities, it is necessary to create a public demand for fight against corruption. With respect to corruption perception, there has not been a significant change in Armenia although little progress evolved from the application of e-governance system, but the result is still unsatisfactory.
The Functions of the RA Disciplinary Committee Must Be Reviewed
10.10.2014
11:00
“The RA Police Disciplinary Committee is a mere formality and does not serve its mission,” said Arman Danielyan, Head of “Civil Society Institute” NGO, who has lately announced his intention to secede from the Disciplinary Committee. The Media Center hosted press conference was also attended by Meruzhan Hakobyan, Head of the Legal Department at the RA Police.
In Advance of the EEU Membership: The Right to Fair Trial: Today and Tomorrow
09.10.2014
12:00
The backbone of any country is its judicial system. The more independent the judicial system is, the stronger the backbone of a democratic state particularly is. Avetik Ishkhanyan, Chairman of Armenia's Helsinki Committee, and Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Head of “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO, assessed the extent to which the right to fair trial described in the Constitution and the European Convention is realized in Armenia.
In advance of Joining the Eurasian Economic Union: Freedom of Speech and Press
07.10.2014
15:00
With respect to speech and press freedoms, Armenia is in a better situation than Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. But when recalling “such sad cases as the incident with the Russian Ambassador to Armenia Volinkin who taught Armenian authorities how to deal with non-governmental organizations,” it is still possible that Armenia may be forced to limit the freedom of speech.
The Winner of Seedstars Yerevan Startup Competition Is Announced
07.10.2014
11:00
The winner of the first Seedstars Yerevan Startup Competition is Solo Learn which offers its users both Makeup and HTML tutorials on its interactive and gamified learning platform. The winner is invited to Geneva, Switzerland to represent their startup and Armenia in the Final World Startup Competition on Fabruary 4, 2015.
Media Center Hosts UK Ambassador to Armenia Kathy Leach
23.09.2014
11:00
The issue of the Scottish Independence is resolved for this generation at least for now. The referendum revealed that “Scotland voted for a stronger Scottish parliament supported by the strength and security of the United Kingdom.”
Cooperation on the Path for Civil Society Formation
19.09.2014
11:00
“Meaningful participation coupled with active cooperation with authorities is a token of efficient partnership,” said Margarita Hakobyan, director of Oxfam Armenia, at the Media Center hosted press conference.
It is Time to Act Instead of Speaking
12.09.2014
12:00
“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.
“No to Plunder” Civic Initiative: “We Will Heat the Autumn with Disobedience Acts”
11.09.2014
12:30
“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.
Foica Continues Its Cooperation with Authorities
11.09.2014
11:00
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.
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