(DenverPost) - The only foreign radio programming in Armenia's native language was taken off the air and its website blocked as part of the country's state of emergency, the broadcaster said Tuesday.
The emergency decree allows media to report only news that is sanctioned by the government.
Some Armenian newspapers did not publish Tuesday in protest of the restrictions, and the country's non-state broadcast media has been limited to repeating official news and programs, said the media freedom representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
President Robert Kocharian declared the 20-day state of emergency Saturday night after clashes between government forces and demonstrators protesting alleged fraud in the Feb. 19 presidential election. Eight people died and more than 100 were injured in the fighting.