Friday, July 15, 2005

Hetq Back Online

Hetq Online, one of the publications for which I work is now back online after being taken out by a hacker last Friday. We still don't know who did it and why but personally, I think that it is probably connected to the continung investigation into the trafficking of women and children from Armenia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Regardless, here what the Yerevan Press Club had to say:
On the evening of July 8 the server that hosted the web-page of "Investigative Journalists" NGO and is located in the USA went out of order. In the press release of "Investigative Journalists" of July 11 it was stated that the server had been damaged by professionals, but it was so far unclear from where the attack was made. In the interview to "Aravot" daily (July 13, 2005) the head of "Investigative Journalists" Edik Baghdasarian said that the hacking might be related to the publications of a number of journalistic investigations in "Hetq" online newspaper of the organization.
Hetq Onine can once again be accessed at


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