Protesters holding huge Armenian flag on Republic Square during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia. 22 April 2018. Editorial credit: Kacper K awecki /


Armenia is in the midst of a significant transition following mass antigovernment protests and elections in 2018 that forced out an entrenched political elite. The new government has pledged to deal with long-standing problems including systemic corruption, opaque policymaking, a flawed electoral system, and weak rule of law.

Our Work in Armenia

Freedom House works in Armenia to create spaces for dialogue among civil society, the government, policymakers, journalists, and the public to combat disinformation and defend democracy and fundamental freedoms.

Current Programs

Advancing Democratic Culture in Armenia

The unchecked spread of disinformation in Armenia takes advantage of existing societal vulnerabilities and threatens the fragile process of democratic reforms. Freedom House seeks to help Armenian civil society, the public and the government develop a common vision for a democratic Armenia.

This Freedom House project creates spaces for dialogue among civil society, the government, policymakers, journalists, and the public. Through research and analysis, support for grassroots initiatives, media literacy activities, advocacy, and convenings, Freedom House and partners aim to identify best practices to address disinformation in order to defend democracy and human rights in Armenia.

Current Partners: 

Flagship Research

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Freedom in the World — Armenia Country Report

Armenia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2021, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

A young woman wearing a protective mask looks at her smartphone while passing by a grafitti representing two big watching eyes in Berlin, Germany on April 1, 2020. Illustrative Editorial (Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Freedom on the Net — Armenia Country Report

Armenia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

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Nations in Transit - Armenia Country Report

Categorized as a Semi-Consolidated Authoritarian regime, Armenia receives a Democracy Percentage of 33 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2020 report.

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