Freedom of Speech

Case Concerning “Iravunk” Newspaper

Free Speech or Hate Speech?
iravunq datSixteen plaintiffs filed a civil action suit against Iravunk Newspaper for defamation and slander. The Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash General Jurisdiction ruled against the plaintiffs in favor of the defendant, Hovhannes Galajyan. Judge Ruben Nersisyan was the presiding judge and delivered the verdict. The case was then reviewed by the Court of Appeals, however, they rejected the plaintiffs’ claims and ruled in favor of the initial verdict.

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Police Brutality Against Protesters on Baghramyan Avenue

erti jrcanEarly Tuesday morning, police officers violently dispersed protesters who were holding a peaceful sit-in protest on Baghramyan Avenue against the recent price increase of electricity. There were over 5,000 demonstrators who marched to the Presidential Palace and over 200 protesters were detained and taken to various police stations and hospitals.

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Congratulations

epress logo 290 2801Helsinki Association team warmly congratulates its partners of Epress.am independent journalist’s network on winning Gerd Bucerius Free Press of Eastern Europe Award 2014 and wishes success.








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