YPC Weekly Newsletter

2003


“FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN ARMENIA” ROUND TABLE HELD

On October 15 in Yerevan a round table “Freedom of Information in Armenia” was held. The event was organized by the Center of Freedom of Information of the Association of Investigative Journalists if Armenian and international organization “Article 19” under the “Strengthening Democracy through Free Expression in the South Caucasus" program, realized in partnership with Yerevan Press Club and the financial assistance of Open Society Institute and UK Foreign Office. The meeting brought together the representatives of “fourth estate” and “third sector”, the deputies of the RA National Assembly, an expert from Hungary. The participants discussed the main principles of the Armenian legislation on freedom of information, necessary steps to ensure its implementation, the role of the state structures and the NGOs of the country in enforcing the Law “On Freedom of Information”. As it has been reported, the law was passed by the Parliament on September 23 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, September 19-25, 2003).