On April 2, a procession and rally in support of freedom of expression were held in Yerevan. They were timed to the two-year period of “A1+” without air.
Certain obstacles, created by the authorities to impede the initiators of this protest action, resulted in a change of the procession route and the venue for the rally (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, March 26 – April 1, 2004). The event itself, with 400 people participating, was excess-free. At the meeting close to the museum of ancient manuscripts – Matenadaran – the organizers publicized their claims to the Armenian authorities: to conduct a competition for vacant frequencies and to involve NGO representatives in the process of rating assessments of the bidders’ competition packages.