YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


“CHORRORD INKNISHKHANUTIUN” NEWSPAPER GOES BACK TO ITS OLD NAME

Starting from July 2, “Chorrord Inknishkhanutiun” (“Fourth Self-Power”) is being published under its old name, “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun” (“Fourth Power”). The newspaper has also changed its founder – “West Pole” LLC, and has increased in price – 200 AMD against the former 100 AMD.

As we have reported, on October 19, 2009, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts of Yerevan banned the publication of “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun” due to the lawsuit of “Gind” printing house filed versus the newspaper’s founder, “Ogostos” LLC. The Court ruled to uphold the ban before the paper’s founder’s liabilities for printing costs are covered. Some journalistic and human rights organizations, including Yerevan Press Club, assessed this ban as a violation of the right to free dissemination of information and called to fix the problems, which were purely financial. Meanwhile, since November 10, 2009, the newspaper was being issued under the title of “Chorrord Inknishkhanutiun” and with a new founder – “Trespassers W.” LLC (see details in 2009 Yerevan Press Club Report “On Freedom of Speech in Armenia”).