Free Media Awards 2017
Zaruhi Mejlumyan - Armenia

Armenian journalist Zaruhi Mejlumyan (b. 1978) writes for the website about the judicial system and violations of human rights in her home country.

In particular, she writes about wrongful convictions, gaps in the judiciary and how they are dealt with. She uses investigative reporting techniques in her work.

On several occasions, Zaruhi Mejlumyan’s experience and persistence helped reopen "frozen” and protracted court cases, serving as a basis for submitting applications for judicial review.

She was nominated by Karine Asatryan, editor-in-chief of A1+ TV-online.