There is no negative article on Mrs. Zohrabyan during this ten-day period

From 11 to 20 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Member of the National Assembly Naira Zohrabyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 106 articles were declared, 6 of which were positive and 100 were neutral. There is no negative…

Public Radio of Armenia should refrain from political preferences

The Public Radio of Armenia carries out its activities at the expense of public funds and in accordance with the Law on Television and Radio, it is obliged to refrain from political preferences, without predilection to any political organization or individual. The public-funded organization has published an article with obvious political preference and advertised the…

We urge to respect the work of journalists

During the court hearing on the case of “Robert Kocharyan and others” accused of overthrowing the constitutional order, Kocharyan’s supporters and opposing team representatives gather in the courtyard of the Criminal Court of Appeals and mutually insult each other. On June 20, “Azatutyun” broadcasted another protest action in the courtyard. Kocharyan’s supporters publicly insulted “Azatutyun”…

The majority of negative articles are connected to Hayk Sargsyan

From 11 to 20 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Hayk Sargsyan and his brother, assistant to the Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Nairi Sargsyan’s personalities’ and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period,…

“Azatutyun” openly defended Vahe Grigoryan’s self-proclamation

“Azatutyun’s” June 20 evening broadcast also addressed the statement made by Vahe Grigoryan, a Constitutional Court judge, who announced at the National Assembly that he is going to the Constitutional Court with the powers of the CC president. Reportage mostly covered pieces of V. Grigoryan’s speech. Although report shows that Vahe Grigoryan assumes the powers…

Monitoring clearly shows the media outlets which act for and against Kocharyan

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the second President of the Republic of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 844 articles were declared, 98 of which were negative, 84 were positive and 662 were…

The side of the prosecution has been given most of the time

During the June 19 evening broadcast of RFE / RL’s Armenian service, there was a report on the second president of RA, Robert Kocharyan’s case which is currently undergoing an appeal in the Court of Appeals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ_ohbsiO8E Prosecutor General Arthur Davtyan insists in the court that the decisions of the first instance court are unfounded…

Gagik Tsarukyan insulted “Azatutyun”’s journalist when responding to journalists’ questions

On June 19, Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) leader Gagik Tsarukyan insulted “Azatutyun”’s journalist, when responding to journalists’ questions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFr-5Tor6IU) “Media Advocate” initiative fully supports the journalist. We urge Gagik Tsarukyan and all politicians and officials, regardless of political views and personal motives, to refrain from going beyond morality, not to use the sensitivity of the…

Ararat Mirzoyan’s team has not yet been able to fix the situation

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the President of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 203 articles were declared, 24 of which were negative and 179 were neutral. NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan’s…

“Media and Migration” program’s regular meeting with mass media representatives took place

On June 18, “Media and Migration” program’s regular meeting with mass media representatives took place. The event was organized in cooperation with the Migration Service of the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS). Our initiative’s media monitoring specialist Mane…

ArmTV’s news presenter expresses attitude and makes predictions in the report

ArmTV’s June 17 issue reported on the resignations of the Supreme Judicial Council. During the presented reportage, when trying to find out how the new members of the SJC will be elected, the journalist expressed attitude in addition to the presented facts:  in particular, the report was summarized as follows: “The reason for the resignation…

Others either fully support the prime minister or try to act neutral

From June 1 to 10, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s personality and activities. 5 news agencies were monitored: azatutyun.am, armtimes.com, 1in.am, lragir.am and Yerevan.today. During the specified period 590 articles were declared, 70 of which were negative, 66 were positive, 454 were neutral. • From 196…

Hayk Marutyan is the responsible

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the mayor of Yerevan, Hayk Marutyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 106 articles were declared, 10 of which were negative, 9 were positive and 56 were neutral. Positive and negative…

Mrs. Nazaryan is not a matter of interest for online media

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Member of the National Assembly Lena Nazaryan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 45 articles were declared, 4 of which were negative and 41 were neutral. Mrs. Nazaryan is not…

Narek Malyan-Larisa Minasyan conflict was represented unilaterally

“Factor” news agency published an interview with Larisa Minasyan, Executive Director of Open Society Foundations Armenia. Larisa Minasyan accused Narek Malyan of spreading lies and hatred, calling his actions a provocation both against them and the civil society. Let us remind that founder of the “VETO” initiative Narek Malyan noted that he has facts and…

Unbalanced coverage

During the June 15 issue of Azatutyun’s news program, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pduF1GBe5dE) Robert Kocharyans statement according to which the criminal case against him is “fictitious” is addressed. The journalist recalls that according to human rights defenders “the cases  were fictitious during Robert Kocharyan’s leadership”. This statement is followed by the human rights defender Janna Aleksanyan’s assessments on…

Systematic and consistent process is undertaken against freedom of press in Armenia

The statistics released by Freedom of Information Center of Armenia headed by Shushan Doydoyan, testify that systematic and consistent process is undertaken against freedom of press in Armenia.The unprecedented rise in the number of lawsuits filed against the media over the past year has shown that the authorities of Armenian do not tolerate dissent and…

Negative articles prevail

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Vice-president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Alen Simonyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 247 articles were declared, 92 of which were negative, 5 were positive…

Anna Hakobyan’s words are not forgotten

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the wife of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Anna Hakobyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 81 articles were declared, 16 of which were negative, 7 were positive…

Freedom of press watchdogs join revolutionary team, ‘unable to observe’ real problems – analyst

In an interview with Tert.am, Aghasi Yenokyan, a political analyst currently leading the public group Media Advocate, shared his concerns over the situation with freedom of press in Armenia, highlighting a strong element of bias and subjective attitude. Mr. Yenokyan, the organization Media Advocate, which you currently lead, has been very often voicing concern over…

Negative articles on Mrs. Makunts again exceed the positive ones

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Lilit Makunts’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 106 articles were declared, 23 of which were negative, 1 was positive…

Naira Zohrabyan continues to receive neutral assessments

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Member of the National Assembly Naira Zohrabyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 78 articles were declared, 5 of which were negative, 2 were positive and 71 were neutral. Naira…

Negative articles prevail: what is the reason?

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the President of the Republic of Armenia, Armen Sargsyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 895 articles were declared, 111 of which were negative, 11 were positive and 773 were neutral.…

Nothing is definite for Gagik Tsarukyan

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Gagik Tsarukyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 315 articles were declared, 44 of which were negative, 31 were positive…

Arayik Harutyunyan tried “to do a favour”: what the press says

From 1 to 10 June, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the Minister Arayik Harutyunyan’s personality and activities. 35 leading Armenian news agencies have been monitored. In the specified period, 207 articles were declared, 31 of which were negative, 2 were positive and 173 were neutral. The minister is still accused…

 “Media Advocate” initiative calls for immediate cessation of pressure on the media

According to Analitik.am website editor-in-chief Ani Hovhannisyan, the State Revenue Committee (SRC) has undertaken tax repressions against them. According to Ms. Hovhannisyan, the state body has violated the agreement reached earlier, according to which “Media Idea” LLC, under which Analitik.am is operated, was obliged to partially comply with tax obligations, but currently company’s accounts have…

Some media outlets did not address Arthur Danielyan’s detention

Yesterday, six policemen intruded the Adekvad NGO office, handcuffed the head of the organization, Arthur Danielyan and took him to the central police station. Danielyan was kept in the police department for 3 hours, he was examined, his phone and wallet were confiscated. He was accused of threatening to severely harm the prime minister. “Adekvad”…

Some media outlets did not address Arthur Danielyan’s detention

Yesterday, six policemen intruded the Adekvad NGO office, handcuffed the head of the organization, Arthur Danielyan and took him to the central police station. Danielyan was kept in the police department for 3 hours, he was examined, his phone and wallet were confiscated. He was accused of threatening to severely harm the prime minister. “Adekvad”…