14:23 | June 21, 2016
For the past year, investigations looking into Yerevan police maltreatment of reporters covering the dispersal of Electric Yerevan demonstrators on June 23, 2015, have languished with no resolution in sight.
16:00 | February 6, 2016
Of interest is the fact that none of the above criminal cases were launched according to Article 164 of Armenia’s Criminal Code: Hindering the legal professional activities of a journalist.
00:40 | July 16, 2012
The July 10 screening Alexander Sokurov’s “The Sun” was a disaster. You’d think the voice of the young girl doing the translating was reading from a Google translate page. Most in the audience left out of disgust. The rest stayed in their seats, interested to see how far the translator’s imagination would reach.
17:55 | September 24, 2011
Mayor Yeghiazaryan is demanding that Hetq issue a public retraction of the “slanderous and defamatory” information, publish an apology and 1 million AMD in compensation, including legal fees.
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16:15 | November 1, 2010
A heavy rain had been beating down since morning. I had been walking for quite awhile to get to my destination, the Karakyozian Children’s House located in the Istanbul neighborhood of Sisli.
19:39 | May 25, 2009
Minister Şimşek believes the only standard for Turkey’s accession to the European Union should be its desire to become a nation of European values On May 13, 2009, in the Turkish capital of Ankara, eighteen members of the Association of European Journalists, ...
16:14 | April 22, 2009
Professor Claude Mutafian of the Sorbonne, visiting Armenia to participate in the conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Adana massacres, stated that in terms of the on-going negotiations between Armenia and Turkey, "The talks are one thing ...
10:35 | April 1, 2009
A new book by Terry Phillips sheds new light on the split within the Armenian Apostolic Church, pitting the Catholicosates of Etchmiadzin and Cilicia, that claimed the life on Archbishop Ghevont Tourian in 1933. "I would like to speak in Armenian, but I ...
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13:00 | September 8, 2008
Knock on any door in Stepanavan and you\'ll be welcomed inside to find out, "whose son or relative you are." Then the residents will offer you cheese and sour cream and recount the golden days of the past and the concerns of today. The old folk remember ...
13:00 | September 8, 2008
The reason for this suit was an article entitled “Who is Pocketing the Profits from the Sand Mine” that “Hetq” published in its May 26, 2008 edition. The article exposed facts regarding the illegal mining operations taking place at ...
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01:16 | March 20, 2006
“My family is very large and we all have different views. Some of us accept that we have Armenian roots, and others don’t,” said an Armenian-Kurdish woman who had come here from Turkey on a two-day visit to participate in a discussion of gender issues.
18:47 | February 27, 2006
"This type of attitude on the part of an Armenian media outlet might indeed dismay Armenian- American philanthropists and prevent them from actively investing in Armenia," reads a letter from Jack Berberian, an Armenian-American philanthropist, to the chairman of the Council of Public Television and Radio, Alexan Harutunyan.
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17:34 | February 13, 2006
In July 2005, Viktorya Lukyanenko and Tatyana Malashenko, both residents of Ukraine, came to Yerevan to make money as strippers, although neither had worked in striptease before.
01:08 | October 17, 2005
An independent media has been in the process of development in the South Caucasus for many years now, but none of the three countries in the region have much to be proud of in this regard.
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18:27 | April 27, 2005
On March 10 th the Investigative Journalist of Armenia applied to the court of First Instance of the Kentron and Nork-Marash Communities seeking compensation for monetary losses suffered during their drawn-out yearlong legal proceeding.
17:46 | March 23, 2005
On February 10, 2005 the Court of Cassation ruled in favor of Edik Baghdasaryan, president of the NGO Investigative Journalists of Armenia, in his suit against Mayor Yervand Zakharyan. In doing so, the court obliged the mayor to make available to the journalists' organization information on all decisions regarding land allocations in the public park surrounding Yerevan's Opera House taken from 1997 to 2003 by Zakharyan and his predecessors.
15:27 | March 9, 2005
On March 2 nd at 20:00 Azeri time, Elmar Huseinov, the editor-in-chief of Monitor , Azerbaijan 's most popular and most radical journal was assassinated. According to local journalists, "The tragedy, which had been ordered, took place by the entrance of the building when Elmar was going up to his apartment.
14:25 | March 2, 2005
On February 2 nd Hetq published an article titled "Two German foundations don't practice the transparency they preach," about the foundations' lack of transparency, or more precisely, their refusal to give out information.
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16:37 | December 1, 2004
On December 1, 2004 the Court of Appeal on Civil Cases of Armenia, in a new composition, with Judge Vardan Avanesyan presiding, again examined the suit brought by the NGO Investigative Journalists of Armenia against the Office of the Mayor of Yerevan.
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16:06 | November 17, 2004
Against the dull and monotonous background of Armenian TV stations, where each shows the same faces and covers the same events, ALM TV sometimes seems to live up to its name (ALM in Armenian stands for Alternative Mass Medium).
18:55 | September 22, 2004
On September 15, 2004 Hetq Online published information one of the men accused of attacking Ashot Manucharyan, a prominent political figure, who was severely beaten on April 22, 2004. Manucharyan had identified an attacker, named Vrezh, and Hetq printed the man's picture.
13:40 | August 4, 2004
On August 10, 2004 the Administrative Court of Appeals of Armenia will begin reexamination of the suit brought by the Association of Investigative Journalists NGO against the Yerevan Mayor's Office.
15:17 | June 21, 2004
On June 9, 2004 the Court of First Instance of the Kentron and Nork-Marash Communities of Yerevan began its examination of the suit brought by the Association of Investigative Journalists NGO against the Yerevan Mayor's Office.
Articles Judicial farce
13:58 | June 14, 2004
On June 10, 2004, the court of first instance of the Center and Nork-Marash districts of Yerevan heard the criminal case connected with the April 5 th attacks on journalists covering a rally organized by Artashes Geghamyan's National Unity Party. During the rally, a group of shaven-headed men beat journalists and smashed their video and still cameras. At least two of these men had worked as bodyguards of oligarch Gagik Tsarukyan prior to April 5 th.
13:37 | June 7, 2004
In the Tavush Marz, in the center of the town of Berd, one of the stores has a sign on the wall that says "Xerox copies". I went in to make a copy of a document that a resident of Berd had received from the local administration.
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22:15 | May 6, 2004
In January 2004, a group of Armenian journalists visited the United States to learn about American investigative journalism. After arriving in Washington, DC, we were sent to eight different states. It fell to my lot to discover a not-very-big city in Texas, which, however, represented America 's second largest state in area, after Alaska.
Articles Violence against journalists
18:04 | April 10, 2004
n the past few years, when the subject of freedom of speech in Armenia has been discussed, it's with the idea that mass violence against journalists is a thing of the past, and that and now, the fight against the press is conducted, so to speak, within the framework of legislation.
16:05 | January 23, 2003
Since August 2001 the Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia (AIJA) has been publishing a monthly “black list” of the state officials, public figures, heads of state or private organizations and others who violate the right of the people to receive information.
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