One of the main causes of emigration of Armenian citizens is health related (predominantly those with Hepatitis C and cancer). This, according to the Geneva Convention, is not a ground for claiming refugee status. Thus, the large number of refusals.
A Special Prize, awarded by the Yerevan Municipality, went to Hetq’s Seda Ghukasyan, Tirayr Muradyan and Saro Baghdasaryan for their video entitled 14 Kindergartens Closed in Yerevan’s Kentron; The Land Sold.
French President Emmanuel Macron today signed a decree marking April 24, Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day.
Macron, in keeping with a 2017 campaign promise, made the announcement on Tuesday at an annual dinner of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF).
Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has threatened to ban Hetq from the internet throughout Russia if we do not remove all previous articles pertaining to Ruben Tatulyan, a
When asked about why they want to enter the political arena, they list different reasons, mostly concentrating on the possibility to solve issues apart from speaking up about them.
A Velvet Revolution quietly swept through Armenia in April 2018.
At the Digital Forum of La Francophonie in the Tumo Center, one of the Internet pioneers Louis Pouzin, Start Doon company CEO and Founder Philippe Poux and Start Doon General Manager Hayk Mnatsakanyan announced the launch of the RINArmenia project.
Today, on the second day of the 17th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie, held in Yerevan, the Ministerial Conference started its work, presided by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are scheduled to meet before year’s end, this according to Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Tigran Balayan.
Referring to a statement issued by the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) that it will not nominate a candidate of its own and will vote in favor of the candidate nominated by one-third of the parliamentary deputies, Pashinyan said that his election was almost a foregone conclusion.
Members of the “My Step” anti-government movement brought their protests to an end today at a mass rally in Yerevan’s Republic Square.
We are not Russia’s enemy, and certainly not enemies of our own country, inclined to take our country down the road of adventurism. There will be no geo-political reversals once assume power.
At this evening’s rally in Republic Square, leaders of Armenia’s “Velvet Revolution” reaffirmed their goal – to hold parliamentary elections after Nikol Pashinyan is elected prime minister.
Demonstrators have closed Garegin Nzhdeh street, nearby Shengavit Police Department, where, according to preliminary information, NA deputies Nikol Pashinyan, Ararat Mirzoyan and Sasun Mikayelyan are held by Police.
Samvel would like to know why the CB saw fit to give his personal data to a third party without his consent.
Polling surveys all showed that Clinton had a big advantage. No one was predicting that Trump would win. Trump himself didn't think he would win.
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.
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.
We are all paying the price of the war, but I hope the guilty will be in court one day and Syrian society will be able to overcome this together.
At the briefing Fabian Penone said that another aim of Hollande’s trip to the region is to discuss the issue of frozen conflicts with the presidents of the three Caucasus nations.
Searching for prototypes of the computer and modern means of communication took journalist Tigran Paskevichyan back to the 1950s, when Soviet dissidents created samizdat.
Professor Jean-Pierre Mahé was on hand yesterday at the French Embassy in Yerevan to present his new work, Histoire de l'Arménie.
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.
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.
Visockas was found guilty not of anything specific he wrote but rather, in the court's view, due to the possible conclusions reached by the average reader.
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.
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, ...
Below is an interview with Bagrat Estukian, Armenian Language Editor of the Istanbul-based “Agos” newspaper.
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 ...
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 ...
At the request of the OSCE’s Yerevan Office, the BBC’s World Service Trust conducted an evaluation of the needs of Armenia’s Public TV Station.
Q - It’s safe to say that concert-goers in Armenia know little about your work. Please give us a brief introduction about the two ensembles.
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 ...
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 ...
The Mayor is hopeful that the court will see fit to recover the 930,000 drams in ‘legal fees’ from the Investigative Journalists, NGO.
The following is an interview with lawyer Ara Ghazaryan who is representing A1+ and Noyan Tapan TV Companies in the European Court.
“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.
"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.
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.
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.
"This whole movement of non-government organizations started after the earthquake and when our compatriots started coming to Armenia from Azerbaijan.
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.
"I am a Sassun girl," boast Grandmother Nuri, who lives in the village of Araks in Sardarapat.
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.
Hetq has received letters to the editor from representatives of the two German foundations in response to our recent articles.
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.
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.
Our readers are familiar with the odyssey that Investigative Journalists of Armenia has been on, trying to get documents from the Yerevan Mayor's Office.