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Armenia Improves Press Freedom Rank by 19 points

NEA Media

Armenia has significantly improved the state of press freedom in the past year, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reports.

After the “velvet revolution," the country has jumped 19 places to 61st among 180 countries in the world rankings in 2019, RSF's annual World Press Freedom Index revealed on Thursday, April 18.

The “velvet revolution” has loosened the government’s grip on TV channels, the report says.

“The new media served as an echo chamber for the “velvet revolution” in the spring of 2018 that brought a former journalist to power. The media landscape is diverse but polarized and the editorial policies of the main TV channels coincide with the interests of their owners. In other words, journalistic independence and transparent media ownership continue to be major challenges,” RSF maintains.


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