EaP CSF Armenian National Platform finds unacceptable the censorship and discrimination displayed within the framework of “Golden Apricot” film festival

Neglecting the agreement reached in advance, Union of Cinematographers of Armenia refused to provide Malyan Theatre hall owned by them to “Golden Apricot” 14th International Film Festival. This resulted in the withdrawal of the non-competition screening of around 40 films […]

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Censorship in Armenian cinematography: “Golden Apricot” has removed the “Armenians: Internal and External Views” program from the festival

14th Golden Apricot International Film Festival had included two LGBT-themed films in its “Armenians: Internal and External Views” program: “Listen to Me: Untold Stories beyond Hatred” documentary and “Apricot Groves” fiction.  However, the Union of Cinematographers in Armenia, that was […]

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Annual Review: Human Rights Situation of LGBT People in 2016

2016 began with the assault of LGBT activists but the perpetrators were neither identified nor brought to justice. Although tangible positive changes were noticeable throughout the year, no action has been taken at the state level to ensure that LGBT […]

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Grave violations against perceived gay and bisexual men in Chechnya should be investigated

Eastern Coalition for LGBT Equality is deeply concerned with the grave human rights violations of the LGBT people in Chechnya. We are also concerned by the lack of response from authorities and threats towards journalists and human rights defenders who […]

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