Armenia / 2008

Investigative journalist severely beaten

November 19, 2008 5:34 PM ET

New York, November 19, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the brazen attack on Edik Baghdasarian, the editor of the Yerevan-based online newsmagazine Hetq. Three unidentified men ambushed Baghdasarian on Monday outside his office and badly beat him....

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European Court rules in favor of embattled television station

June 19, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2008—The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Armenia’s repeated denials of a broadcasting license to the independent A1+ television station violated Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. According to the verdict, the Armenian government must pay the station 20,000 euros (US$31,000)...

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Restrictions imposed as president declares emergency

March 3, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Restrictions imposed as president declares emergency New York, March 3, 2008—Armenian authorities should immediately lift restrictions on independent news reporting and the censorship of independent news Web sites, steps imposed when President Robert Kocharian declared a state of emergency on Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kocharian...

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