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The final press conference in 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 CRD/TI Armenia 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.

It was stated by the speakers that the year was characterized by state capture, violation of freedom of speech, political imprisonment, torture by law enforcement agencies, environmental problems and the atmosphere of impunity of those in power.

Answering the questions of the journalists Amalia Kostanyan also reflected on the track record and drawbacks of local NGOs and the work needed to be done the following year.