Status:Closed Thematic area:Independent and social media platforms Country:Armenia Year approved:2015
Epress.am – Human Rights Reporting
- Name of organisation / initiative supported: Independent Journalists’ Network NGO
- Start date: 15 July 2015
- End date: 15 August 2015
During the June-July public protests against electricity hikes, Epress.am’s equipment was seized and damaged by the police.
An independent news portal writing on human rights issues, Epress.am was launched by the Independent Journalists’ Network in July 2010. EED’s emergency support enabled Epress.am to quickly replace the equipment and continue its live coverage of protests. Epress.am also reports on court hearings of police abuses during public demonstrations, as well as the debates on constitutional amendments, which will be put to referendum in late 2015/early 2016.