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Armenia: The Numbers Game

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Elections, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest

After Friday's opposition rally [1] during which Armenia's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, said he would run again for office, Oneworld Multimedia raises concerns with how different media outlets reported the number of people in attendance [2]. Interestingly, the blog notes that bloggers at the rally came up with roughly the same figures as reputable news sources such as the Associated Press and Agence France-Presse. However, media outlets in Armenia might have instead inflated or miscalculated the number.