“The mass media in Armenia is on a dangerous margin of passing from a ‘partially free’ assessment to a ‘not free’ one,” says the report on the research conducted by the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression in August-September, 2010.
According to the research implemented by the methodology of an authoritative international organization Freedom House, the level of freedom of the Armenian mass media has been assessed 58, 6 points. According to the sample methodology the country is assessed free in case of 0-30 points, partially free in case of 31-60 points and not free when the points are 61-100.
The survey has been conducted among the representatives of the most well-known medium and media organizations. Only 6 percent of them have assessed the media as free, 46 percent – as partially free and 48 percent – as not free.
The research authors represented these data during the “Media in Armenia: References of 2010 and Tendencies of 2011” conference on January 27. The conference consisted of two main parts. The first part was devoted to last year’s legislative processes and their consequences, particularly to the amendments to the Law ‘on Television and Radio’, and the second part to the current state and tendencies of the media and freedom of expression.