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. The country continues to be seriously affected by the 2020 conflict with Azerbaijan, which saw several months of fighting over control of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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.
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.
Freedom in the World — Armenia Country Report
Belarus is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
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.
Nations in Transit — Armenia Country Report
Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid Regime regime, Armenia receives a Democracy Percentage of 34 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.
News & Perspectives on Armenia
NEW REPORT: Freedom in Eurasia Deteriorated in 2022
March 9, 2023
Freedom House Condemns Azerbaijani Attacks on Armenia, Calls for Diplomacy
September 14, 2022
NEW REPORT: Regional Autocrats Exploiting Instability, Expanding Power from Central Europe to Central Asia
April 20, 2022
Armenia: Authorities Must Drop Charges against Yezidi Human Rights Defender and Protect Freedom of Speech
August 3, 2021
Azerbaijan: Allow Human Rights Court to Investigate Reports of Detainee Torture
May 11, 2021
NEW REPORT: Attacks on Democracy Intensify as Autocracy Spreads in Europe and Eurasia
April 28, 2021