Armenia

Protests erupt over peace agreement, journalists under increasing pressure

Protests erupts after dissatisfaction with November 2020 peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan to end the war in Nagorno Karabakh; Increased pressure on Armenian media reported during the pandemic and war in Nagorno Karabakh; Defamation and insult fines increase threefold by parliament Read more

Protests erupt over peace agreement, journalists under increasing pressure

Solidarity protests with Belarus held, journalists covering military operations face risks

The Eurasia Partnership Foundation granted special advisory status with ECOSOC; Protests against Amulsar explorations continue; Solidarity Protest with Belarus; Journalists under attack in Nagorno Karabakh following military operations Read more

Solidarity protests with Belarus held, journalists covering military operations face risks

Protesters detained in downtown Yerevan

Restrictions on protests and public gatherings remained in force during this report. Protesters were detained in June and protests over mining in an Armenian region continue. Police prevented journalists from covering the June protest in Yerevan and two journalists faced threats from a former police chief over investigations.


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Protesters detained in downtown Yerevan

COVID-19 restrictions affect peaceful assembly, expression

Commemorative march cancelled due to COVID-19, Residents protest demolition of cultural building, Police arrest 252 people during a politically motivated protest in Yerevan, Concerns over media censorship in guise of COVID-19 restrictions , Civil Society raises concern over draft law on freedom of information, Armenia ranked 61st in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, Read more

COVID-19 restrictions affect peaceful assembly, expression

CSOs fault new regulations, journalists harassed despite improvement in media freedom

CSOs opposed to the draft amendments to the Law on Non-Governmental Organisations that require all NGOs make their activity public and submit a separate report to the State Revenue Committee; National Assembly Standing Committee on European Integration holds an extraordinary meeting to discuss the creation of the Civil Society Platform; CSOs concerned about the increased intimidation and harassment of journalists despite significant improvements in media freedom that were made in the country after the 2018 revolution. Read more

CSOs fault new regulations,  journalists harassed despite improvement in media freedom

Residents protest mine exploration

Residents sustain protests against Amulsar mine exploration, Former president’s supporters protest outside detention centre, Authorities propose amendment to access to information laws without public consultations Read more

Residents protest mine exploration

Activists detained during protest

clashes erupt between supporters and opponents of the former president of Armenia, during which three people were detained,the students of Yerevan State University of Armenia went on strike, to protest against a proposed “Law on Higher Education and Science,” Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs (AIISA) prohibits several news outlets from attending its event Read more

Activists detained during protest

Protests as former president is charged, improvement in freedom of expression recorded by csos

Case against former president Robert Kocharyan continued amid protests by Kocharyan’s supporters and opponents who exchanged accusations, 300 villagers protest and threaten to divert the riverbed of the Gegarot River in order to stop the building of two hydropower plants, while the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) protest against proposed new tax regulations Read more

Protests as former president is charged, improvement in freedom of expression recorded by csos

EU continues support to CSOs, activists march in support of prominent Iranian WHRD

On 19th March 2019, it was reported that a dozen Armenian activists organised a protest in front of the Iran Embassy in Yerevan. Read more

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EU continues support to CSOs, activists march in support of prominent Iranian WHRD

PM Pashinyan promises to protect freedom of speech in Armenia

According to media reports, in October 2018 a Urtsadzor community members hold a protest in front of the government building against the appointment of the acting head of the community after the resignation of the previous head, Rafik Andreasya. Read more

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PM Pashinyan promises to protect freedom of speech in Armenia