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Statement from Transparency International Secretariat on Attack of Transparency International Armenia Website - Berlin

The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) is deeply concerned by the recent attack on the website of TI Armenia (www.transparency.am), which resulted in important anti-corruption data being deleted. Erasing corruption related materials - whoever did it with whatever motives - is a clear violation of international principles of free access to information. Any attempt to intimidate a civil society organization is against the principles and standards, to which Armenia has officially subscribed. TI-S appeals to the Armenian authorities that the normal conditions for the day-to-day operation of the anti-corruption watchdog - one of the members of the more than 90 National Chapters of Transparency International to be safeguarded.


Statement from CRD/TI Armenia on Attack of Organization's Website - Yerevan

The Center for Regional Development/Transparency International Armenia informs that the "Chorrord Ishkhanutyun" newspaper's folder containing a summary of critical corruption-related articles posted on the organization's website in Armenian (www.transparency.am), under the section 'Media Coverage of Corruption Issues', was erased. The mentioned section includes the results of monitoring of the corruption-related coverage in 10 Armenian newspapers.


International Anti-Corruption Day - Berlin

On 9-10 December, 2003, at a ceremony in Merida, Mexico, the UN Convention against Corruption was signed by the first member-states. Since then 113 countries have signed the Convention. To mark the event, the UN General Assembly designated 9th of December, starting in 2004, as International Anti-Corruption Day.


Statement of CRD/TI Armenia on April 14th events - Yerevan

Considering the unprecedented political persecutions, violence and arrests that took place in the Republic of Armenia during the last weeks as a direct consiquences of political corruption manifested at the 2003 presidential and parliamentary elections, Center for Regional Development/Transparency International Armenia appeals to international community to condemn the above-mentioned actions undertaken by the Armenian authorities violating democratic principles, and calls to take real measures against the current authorities for not following international obligations aimed at ensuring democratic development of the country.