YPC Weekly Newsletter

2014

SEPTEMBER 1-8

Chronicles of Summer.

“INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS” AND “ANI KOCHAR PRODUCTION” CONCLUDED AN AMICABLE SETTLEMENT

On July 24, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts of Yerevan approved the amicable agreement between the “Investigative Journalists” NGO and “Ani Kochar Production” LLC, founder of PressIdent.am.

The matter of the dispute was four pieces published on PressIdent.am without a proper referencing to their initial source – Hetq.am, online edition of “Investigative Journalists”. “Investigative Journalists” demanded to oblige the founder of PressIdent.am to remove the pieces from their website and to pay compensation in the amount of 200,000 AMD (about 350 euros). The lawsuit was filed on January 16, 2014. At the preliminary hearings, which began on June 26, representatives of “Ani Kochar Production” admitted their mistake, and the parties agreed to conclude an amicable settlement.

The amicable provides that the respondent should remove all the disputed materials from PressIdent.am, but “Investigative Journalists” abandoned all the financial claims.