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23.08.2019 Prison Sentence for "the Spread of Hate Speech"

On August 14, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia published a draft law on Making Addendum to the Criminal Code of RA on the unified website of the publication of draft legal acts. Professional journalism organizations find it necessary to report that the proposed arrangements are highly controversial, devoid of legal certainty and may therefore lead to the following unjustified limitation of the right to freedom of expression.

31.07.2019 FOICA Sub-Grant Projects have Launched

Within the framework of INFORMED ARMENIA project run by Freedom of Information Center NGO, 13 Yerevan-based and regional NGOs and media organisations will implement sub-grant projects during the upcoming 4 months for the institutional development of one's capacity in the public interest.

02.04.2019 FOICA Sub-Grant Projects have Launched

Within the framework of INFORMED ARMENIA project run by Freedom of Information Center NGO, 10 Yerevan-based and regional NGOs and media organisations will implement 10 sub-grant projects during the upcoming 4 months in different spheres of public administration aiming to monitor and publicize the state budget expenses, as well as develop dialog between civil society and the government.

28.03.2019 Working Session on Freedom of Information

On March 28 the Freedom of Information Center of Armenia (FOICA) held a working session on “Access to Information”, which was attended by freedom of information officers representing the Armenian Parliament, Government, various Ministries, other public bodies and journalists.

15.03.2019 In 2018, state bodies have declassified and made public only 1 document

With view to receiving information on the documents declassified in Armenia during 2018, on 20 February 2019 the Freedom of Information Center sent an electronic request to 21 public bodies, requesting to provide the list of the documents held by them, declassified in 2018.

14.02.2019 ATI in Armenia/16 years of success: Forum

“Access of Information in Armenia: 16 years of practice” a Forum was held on February 12, in Yerevan. The Forum united all the key players in the field. The joint event of the Freedom of Information Center and the RA Ministry of Justice aimed to summarize the practice of 16 years of the Armenian Freedom of Information act.

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