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28.09.2012 - Rusty Lock did not find its 'owner'

The 10th annual "Golden Key and Rusty Lock" award ceremony initiated by the Freedom of Information Center took place on September 28- the International Right to Know Day.

28.09.2012 - Armenian MFA got “Golden key” award

As the press and information department of the Armenian MFA informs Armenian MFA has got the special “Golder key” for Armenian involvement in “Open Government Partnership”.

04.05.2012 - A photo exhibition on free speech and information marks Press Freedom Day in Armenia

"Freedom of press: the right to know" is the theme of the exhibition that opened in Yerevan today to mark World Press Freedom Day.

27.12.2011 - Interview with founding president of Freedom of Information Center of Armenia Shushan Doydoyan

2012 will really be a challenging year for mass media outlets. Unfortunately, in today’s media sphere there is a special treatment for certain politicians and institutions – both negative and positive. In my opinion these attitudes will be more deeply felt especially in the pre-election period. The freedom of speech will more often be violated, and particularly the number of court cases against the press will increase. Self-censorship will increase even more among media outlets.

18.12.2011 - Answer This: Media watchdog says FOI requests not being met according to law

Many officials in Armenia still remain reluctant to work openly and transparently when it comes to providing public information to media, according to data of a recent monitoring conducted by a local media watchdog.

15.12.2011 - Shushan Doydoyan: “Freedom of information should be a part of the pre-election campaign.”

“First thing that we will do is to send the book to all those 50 organizations, which were included in the monitoring, so that they read it, see their shortcomings and come to conclusions. Second, the book will be sent to all the political powers that are preparing for the elections. The book has a separate section of “Suggestions” - what should be done to improve freedom of information in Armenia. We will send it, so that they include our suggestions in their pre-election programs, so that freedom of information becomes a part of the electoral campaign”.

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