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Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today released a comparative study “Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region” finding that criminal law remains an instrument to excessively limit media freedom. Commissioned by the representative and conducted by International Press Institute (IPI) Director of Press […]

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Journalists covering protests in Armenia beaten, detained

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned violent attacks by Armenian police on journalists seeking to cover efforts to disperse street demonstrations in Yerevan and it called on authorities to hold officers involved accountable. “Reports that scores of accredited journalists were beaten and detained, and their equipment destroyed, at the direction of senior police officials […]

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Trial begins against Armenian editor accused of “organising mass disorder”

A court in the Armenian capital of Yerevan began hearing a criminal case against prominent newspaper editor-in-chief and opposition figure Nikol Pashinyan earlier this week. Pashinyan faces up to 10 years in prison for “organising mass disorder” and “assaulting a state representative.” Armenian authorities have accused Pashinyan of organising the March 2008 riots that followed […]

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Letter: Photojournalist attacked

H. E. Robert Kocharian President Office of the President Marshal Baghramian St. 26 375077 Yerevan Armenia Fax: + (374 1) 521- 551 / 561-581/ 151-152 Vienna, 27 August 2004 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries, strongly condemns the attack on […]

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