On March 24 “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun” opposition newspaper received a notification
from the RA State Tax Service regarding the conductance of an audit starting
March 28. According to the Chief Editor of “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun” Shogher Matevosian,
the true purpose of the audit will be revealed in a while, yet it is quite probable
that “the authorities are looking for ways to shut down the newspaper”. Meanwhile,
since March 25 “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun”, published twice a week, apart from its
Saturday supplement “Kiraknamut”, has started to publish two more, “CI-Emergency”
on Tuesdays and “CI-Situation” (on Thursdays).
Notifications about tax audits were also received by a number of other newspapers,
in particular, “Aravot”, “Zhamanak-Yerevan”, “Haikakan Zhamanak” as well as
“Gind” publishing house.