Article 19 Reports on Freedom of Information in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

9 May 2005

A report from London-based NGO Article 19 on freedom of information legislation and its impact on the news media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, finds that problems with implementation, state secrets legislation, and a Soviet-style predilection for excessive secrecy have created “the environment for arbitrary refusals, manipulation of information, and, in extreme cases, even release of false information by officials.”

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