Russian media censored in Armenia

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Russian media censored in Armenia

MEDIA » :: Apr 13, 2004 Posted: 13:53 Moscow time (09:53 GMT)

YEREVAN – Issues of the Russian newspaper Independent Journal which featured
articles about the Armenian opposition have been prevented from being sold
in Armenian kiosks.

As reported to a Rosbalt correspondent by the Institute for Civic Society,
issues of the newspaper which contained articles about the leader of the
National Unity party, Artashes Gegamian, could not be found anywhere in
Yerevan. Kiosk vendors confirmed they never received copies of the issues in

In addition, broadcasts by the television station NTV were suspended ‘for
technical reasons’. The suspension coincided with the broadcast of material
from April 5, which featured opposition meetings in Yerevan. /Rosbalt/