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Armenian NGOs condemn
26.02.2008

Armenian NGOs condemn

Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, "Asparez" Journalists' Club and Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office issued a statement on February 26, 2008, which says: "We accuse the Armenian authorities of another rigged election, marred by gross violations of law and human rights during the pre-election period, on the voting day and the post-election week."


"Kiraki" covered electoral processes
14.02.2008

"Kiraki" covered electoral processes

On February 14, 2008, CRD/TI Armenia chairwoman Amalia Kostanyan was a guest of "Kiraki" weekly analytical newscast of "A1+" television. She was asked to reflect on instances of violation of election campaign, voters' opportunity of free expression of their will, new amendment to the electoral legislative framework, etc. "Kiraki" is aired on Sundays through "Hamaspyur" network of 11 television stations in Armenia's provinces.


Television shows aired
09.02.2008

Television shows aired

From February 9 to 17, 2008 "Yerkir Media" television broadcasts series of television shows within the project "My Question to Future President," organized by CRD/TI Armenia with the support of the British Embassy. The presidential candidates have a unique opportunity to convey their messages to the young generation during the talk shows. In their turn, the high school students are entitled not only to ask questions to the presidential hopefuls but also to evaluate the talks and the meetings.


Follow-up of Bali Conference
01.02.2008

Follow-up of Bali Conference

Transparency International (TI) and a broad civil society anti-corruption coalition have labelled as a major setback the failure of the international corruption conference on Bali to agree on how to independently assess country progress in implementing the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Disagreement at the conference meant that concrete steps will only be decided at the next Conference on the Convention in late 2009, six years after the instrument was adopted.


UNCAC Second Conference of States
28.01.2008

UNCAC Second Conference of States

As a part of Transparency International delegation, CRD/TI Armenia Chairwoman Amalia Kostanyan from January 28 to February 1, 2008 participated in the Second Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in Bali, Indonesia. The priority topics at the Conference were monitoring, asset recovery stolen by corrupt leaders and technical assistance for lower-income countries to implement the convention.


ENP advocacy visit of the Armenian civil society delegation to Brussels
21.01.2008

ENP advocacy visit of the Armenian civil society delegation to Brussels

Organized by Open Society Institute, a delegation of Armenian civil society representatives paid advocacy visit to Brussels between January 21 and 25 in advance of European Commission progress reports.
During the meeting they discussed a wide range of issues on Armenia's European Neighborhood Policy implementation.


NGOs made an appeal to the candidates in the 2008 presidential election
15.01.2008

NGOs made an appeal to the candidates in the 2008 presidential election

The environmental public alliance of Armenia and 40 NGOs expressed their deep concern with the ongoing in the Republic of Armenia processes of rapid and extensive use of natural resources and, in particular, with the construction of an ore processing factory in Teghut and the exploitation of the Teghut forest for copper-molybdenum mining.


"My question to future President"
12.01.2008

"My question to future President"

Within the framework of the project "My Question to Future President" CRD/TI Armenia completed shooting of the first ever TV show on the threshold of the upcoming presidential elections with high school students and presidential candidates. The show brought together students from Armenia's major cities Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor and Goris to ask one question to the candidates. Three out of nine nominated candidates rejected the CRD/TI Armenia's invitation to participate in the show.


The final press conference in 2007
27.12.2007

The final press conference in 2007

On December 27, CRD/TI Armenia together with partner NGOs held the last in the series of press conferences organized with the support of Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Armenia to sum up the passing year and give assessment of developments in various fields in the country. CRD/TI Armenia Chairwoman Amalia Kostanyan briefed on the major events in the country's political arena, while Executive Director Sona Ayvazyan focused on environmental, the Chairman of Armenian Helsinki Committee Avetik Ishkhanyan on human rights issues and the Broadcaster of Gyumri GALA television Derenik Malkhasyan - on the current situation related to pressure on that television company.


Civil society monitors public procurement system
26.12.2007

Civil society monitors public procurement system

CRD/TI Armenia invited representatives of state structures, international organizations, NGOs, educational institutions and media outlets on December 26, 2007 to present its findings on the assessment of public procurement system in Armenia. The study aimed at revelation of corruption risks and development of recommendations to increase the transparency of procurement processes in the country.