The Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression is observing the process of transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Armenia since 2010. In the period covering April-August 2014, CPFE, with support of OSCE Office in Yerevan, conducted a monitoring to study and evaluate the process.
Report on Armenia’s implementation of freedom of information commitments under the Open Government Partnership
In October 2011, Armenia joined the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) and took on a number of commitments, three of which are related to freedom of information. These include, in particular:
– ensuring transparency of asset declarations by high-ranking officials;
– standardization of official websites’ content;
– improvement of knowledge and skills of public servants on access to information.
From February to December 2013, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) monitored the implementation of Armenia’s commitments and attempted to assess the knowledge and skills of public servants on access to information. The purpose of the project was to raise public’s awareness of the government’s activities, promote transparency and accountability of state bodies.
This survey is the sequel to surveys undertaken by the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) during the last four years to identify various issues related to the freedom of expression in the sphere of mass media.
Particularly, in 2008 the first survey was carried out, the purpose of which was to determine the information requirements of Armenia’s regional mass media audience, as well as the estimates of marzes’ residents concerning the local and public media activity.
In August-September 2010, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) conducted an expert survey, the aim of which was to reveal the level of media freedom in Armenia taking into account the legal, political and economic factors of influence. 50 experts – heads or representatives of country-wide and capital-based well-known mass media and journalistic organizations – took part in the survey.
The task group of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression conducted a study in August-December 2010 examining the transition process to digital TV and Radio broadcasting in the Republic of Armenia (RA) during which experts studied the relevant legislation and other legal acts, their application and steps made within the digitalization process, as well as the implementation of the system and the experience of preparing the population, i.e. the international experience of informing the public.
In 2009 the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, along with the local media monitoring, also carried out an expert survey among represen- tatives of media, public and political organizations from all the marzes of the country and the city of Yerevan, to identify the following factors: the degree of the media access to data; […]
This Report was compiled and published on the basis of the findings of a sociological survey carried out by the “Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression” non-governmental organization under the “Advocacy through Empowerment of Regional Media and Journalistic Organizations” Project (implemented with the support of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Armenia and the Government […]