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  • Media

    I wanted to make a thread that would discuss media as good information is hard to get these days, We have some trolls here citing nothing but horrible sources like Lragir all the time and it is important to understand the distinctions between these crappy sources and real news. Speaking of media this just in..

    Freedom House: Armenia’s media is “Not Free”
    12:30, 28.04.2017

    Armenia is a country with “Not Free” media, the report “Freedom of the Press 2017” published by Freedom House shows.

    Armenia scored 63 points – which is worse than Georgia, but better than other regional countries.

    “Even in the more democratic states of the region, officials’ attitudes toward the media remain alarming. Security forces in Armenia showed their lack of respect for the press during another summer of mass protests, brutally assaulting several journalists who were covering the gatherings,” the report indicates.

    Georgia is the regional leader in media freedom (50 points) with media being assessed as “Partly Free”.

    Azerbaijan is among world’s 10 worst-rated countries and territories were together with Iran, North Korea, Syria, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Turkey's media freedom showed one of the biggest declines in 2016, the report shows.

    Overall, the report says global press freedom declined to its lowest point in 13 years in 2016 amid unprecedented threats to journalists and media outlets in major democracies and new moves by authoritarian states to control the media, including beyond their borders.
    Hayastan or Bust.

  • #2

    Armenia is down to 79, Georgia to 64, Azerbaijan 162. Russia, Iran, and Turkey did worse than Armenia as well.

    It seems the biggest problem is television broadcasting. I do believe that Armenia has great freedom on the internet, but those are largely splintered bloggers / reporters. The biggest problems are police beating journalists and the state run television companies.

    What can be done? Maybe increase Armenia's internet availability so that people get more of their news online? Maybe remove the government from public broadcasting or do something the BBC does?


    • #3

      What is the best source of news in the Armenian language about Armenia / Armenian viewpoint of the world?