Armenia / 2010

Armenian activist and editor attacked, placed in strict jail

December 2, 2010 4:42 PM ET

New York, December 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reports that Nikol Pashinian, an opposition activist and editor-in-chief of the independent daily Haykakan Zhamanak, was beaten in custody and moved into solitary confinement....

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Police in Armenia detain pro-opposition journalist

June 2, 2010 5:49 PM ET

New York, June 2, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is very concerned that Armenian authorities are detaining Ani Gevorgian, a journalist for the pro-opposition daily Haykakan Zhanamak, after she was arrested on assignment on Monday. Police in the capital, Yerevan, arrested Gevorgian, left, as she was covering a sit-in...

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CPJ welcomes Armenian vote to decriminalize defamation

May 19, 2010 12:16 PM ET

We issued the following statement today after the National Assembly of Armenia approved on a second reading the decriminalization of defamation, including libel and insult. If signed into law, the amendments to Armenia’s penal and administrative code will remove imprisonment from the list of penalties for defamation; individuals found guilty...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Armenia

February 16, 2010 12:50 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal;margins:5px;} Top Developments• Broadcast media controlled by government or its allies.• Numerous assaults reported, but police do little. Key Statistic 12: Broadcast license applications filed by independent outlet A1+. None approved. The nation remained polarized by the fraud-marred 2008 presidential election won by Serzh Sargsyan, with large public protests and...

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