May 21, at Media Center a discussion was held on “Necessity for Improvements in Broadcast Mass Media Activity and Media Field” that was attended by Boris Navasardian, President of Yerevan Press Club, Ashot Melikyan, President of Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression and Armen Mkrtchyan, member of RA TV and Radio Commission.
On April 8, ‘Armenian Eagles’ (‘Hayots Artsivner’) chess team was declared the winner of the 1st Virtual Chess PRO Chess League Final Team Championship in the United States. The tournament was first held in 2017 and gathers representatives from all over the world.
Most e-poll respondents believe there are attempts to build a totalitarian state in Armenia.
To reveal the moods among users of Facebook, the most influential social platform in Armenia, the Public Journalism Club carried out an e-poll through Polls for pages tool. The e-poll sought to find out the attitude of the Armenian Facebook users to the changes in the governance system initiated by the authorities to introduce the parliamentary system.
On March 20, Tatevik Grigoryan, judge at the General Jurisdiction Court of Shengavit Administrative District, announced judgments on the case of Zhirayr Sefilyan, Gevorg Safaryan and others charged with grave crimes.
European court of human rights communicated the case “Minasyan and others against Armenia” concerning the article “They serve interests of international transsexual lobby: the black list of nation and state enemies” published by “Iravunk” daily in 2014.
On March 14, the Yerevan Russian Art Museum hosted opening ceremony of exhibition dedicated to the return of genius painter and Russian modern art patriarch Mikhail Vrubel’s stolen painting ‘Demon and Angel with Tamara’s Soul’ .
According to the Constitution of 2015, after April 9 Armenia will shift to parliamentary governance system. The legislative changes in the new system grant the prime minister with fairly comprehensive and influential powers.