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Completed FOICA projects

39. Strengthening the Information Disputes Council in Providing Extra-Judicial Solutions of Media Disputes


The Project aimed at strengthening the extra-judicial mechanisms for solving media-related disputes and better protecting and promoting media freedom in Armenia.

Project Activities are:

  • Seven cases will be examined during the project duration. The final expert opinions will be widely disseminated to the case parties, media, advocates, courts, and other target groups.
  • A three-day TOT for media law professors of journalism and law departments will be organized. 10 participants: 5 journalism and 5 law professors will participate in the training.
  • A 1.5 days joint workshop will be held with participation of 15 journalists and 10 lawyers, including those who represent clients in freedom of expression litigation.
  • One strategic litigation case will be initiated with the focus on a legal issue which would be representing significant public interest.
  • The 3rd collection of IDC opinions which have been issued in 2014-2015 will be compiled. The Collection will serve as a useful reference, as a source for information and guide for all users interested in the defamation and insult issues in Armenia.

The Project is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. Project duration is 7 months (Sept. 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016). More information about IDC is avaliable on


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