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Action of leading organizations on the arrest of the young reporter


ICHD and other leading local non-governmental organizations in Armenia ring the bell on the arrest of the reporter and photographer for local “Haykakan Zhamanak” Ani Gevorgyan. The report was taken into custody on June 1st 2010. The authorities allege the 23 years old journalist a crime of violence against the representative of the authorities. The organizations have  condemned the violence against journalists and recalled that such realities are intolerable in democratic society. They have requested Armenian authorities to enforce the legislation protecting journalists  acting in their professional capacity and to apply sanctions against those who violate  the rightful professional activities of journalists. The local organizations also urged the Police to release the arrested journalist immediately, to cease the prosecution of the reporter and to punish the officers who have abused their powers.



Conducting Qualitative Research on Domestic Violence in Armenia (CQRDVA)

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Monitoring of Online Print Media on Sex Selection in Armenia

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