Mar 16, 2011 | Press Release
PFA issues a statement regarding Raffi Hovannisian's hunger strike.
Mar 01, 2011 | Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On December 31, 2010, Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) issued its Report on “The State of Armenia’s Environment.” The Report provides an overview of environmental challenges facing Armenia and highlights the severity of the current situation. It is intended to serve as a reference to a complex set of environmental problems and issues that are closely intertwined with the country’s development. Corruption and environmental activism are also discussed in some detail in the Report.
Nov 13, 2010 | Press Release
PFA's Diaspora Report was a subject of the keynote presentation at a UC Berkeley symposium on “The Armenian Diaspora and its Relations with the Armenian State” held on November 13, 2010.
Aug 03, 2010 | Press Release
Lieutenant Artak Nazaryan, commander of a riffle platoon based in the Tavush region on the border with Azerbaijan, was found dead on July 27, 2010,with a bullet shot through his mouth. Although the medical examiner found indications of life-threatening injuries inflicted on Lt. Nazaryan’s body hours prior to his death, the official verdict is suicide.
Nov 11, 2009 | Press Release
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Thursday that it could freeze further financial assistance to Armenia if the authorities in Yerevan continue to heavily intervene in the local financial market to prop up the national currency, the dram.
Oct 20, 2009 | Press Release
Armenia will not reach a higher level of development unless its leadership changes the “oligopolistic” structure of the national economy, bolsters the rule of law and shows “zero tolerance” of corruption, the World Bank’s managing director warned over the weekend.
Oct 19, 2009 | Press Release
The Armenian Sociological Association held a survey among 1000 Yerevan residents between September 21 to 25 to find out Armenian society's opinion of improvement of Armenian-Turkish relations. Association Chairman Gevorg Poghosian said at an October 19 press conference that Armenian society does not accept that issue unequivocally.
Oct 13, 2009 | Press Release
Robert Fisk, The Independent, 8 October 2009 In the autumn of 1915, an Austrian engineer called Litzmayer, who was helping build the Constantinople-Baghdad railway, saw what he thought was a large Turkish army heading for Mesopotamia. But as the crowd came closer, he realised it was a huge caravan of women, moving forward under the supervision of soldiers.
Oct 13, 2009 | Press Release
The history of the Armenian people has been an ordeal of suffering, tragedy, and genocide. In this millennial series of misfortunes, however, never has the nation invited destruction upon itself.
May 01, 2009 | Press Release
May Day is a pagan ritual which marks the end of the colder winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations – ‘regardless of the locally prevalent political establishment’.