Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.

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The general situation in terms of access to public information in Armenia during the pandemic times was a bit chaotic and unorganized, especially in the beginning phase. Armenian Government instituted a state of emergency on March 16. Apparently, the restrictions on freedom of expression and information were ineffective, non-proportional, and unreasonable and contradict public interest under the conditions of the pandemic.

11.10.2019 The public has the right to know who stands behind a media outlet.

"The public has the right to know who stands behind a media outlet. The media should be honest with their audience and publish the names of their beneficial owners"

12.08.2019 Freedom of Information and Government-Media Communication in the Republic of Armenia

The main goal of this research is to examine the role of strategic communication and freedom of information in the Armenian government agencies’ work with the media, to identify the main problems in the area and recommend practical solutions.

13.02.2019 Brief on the Role and Importance of Access to Information Oversight Bodies

In Armenia, the 2003 Law on Freedom of Information allows information applicants to appeal cases where their requests have been refused to the Human Rights Defender. This, then, represents a case of an appeal to a non-specialized body as opposed to a dedicated RTI body. There are a number of ways in which this body is not specifically tailored to the RTI context.

11.02.2019 Analysis of the Legal Framework for the Right to Information

Toby Mendel, Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy, presents the Analysis of the Legal Framework for the Right to Information.

13.09.2013 Over 6.5 billion AMD-worth bonuses received by employees of only 4 state bodies in 2011 and 2012

During 2011 and 2012, employees of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission, RA Government-Affiliated State Revenue Committee, RA Control Chamber, and the RA National Security Council have received 6.643.111.620 AMD-worth bonuses and total of 14.513.200 AMD-worth gifts.

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