Hetq Online

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Investigative Journalists of Armenia NGO
TypeOnline news site
Owner(s)Investigative Journalists NGO
EditorEdik Baghdasaryan
Staff writers12
Political alignmentnon-partisan
Headquarters1/3, Str Buzand, 8th floor
Yerevan, Armenia

Hetq Online or Hetq (Armenian: Հետք, meaning The Trace) is an online newspaper published in Yerevan by the Investigative Journalists NGO. It first appeared in 2001 in the Armenian language, and since 2002 it has been publishing in English as well.

The Investigative Journalists of Armenia NGO is a non-government organization founded on July 29, 2000 with the primary goal of assisting the development of investigative journalism in Armenia and to strengthen and develop freedom of speech and democratic principles.

Since 2001 the organization has produced investigative films and articles on environmental, social, educational, cultural, judicial, energy, banking system and other issues within the scope of different projects. These investigations have revealed various abuses by state and local government as well as the violation of human rights.

Since 2001, the organization has published the Hetq Online internet newspaper (www.hetq.am): The English version of Hetq Online has been published since September 2002, thus garnering authority and credibility amongst foreign readers for the organization.

The investigative articles of Hetq Online are republished by leading Armenian daily newspapers.

Hetq Online is the first publication in Armenia to adopt a Code of ethics and every journalist working with us is obliged to follow the principles of this code.

Investigative journalism NGO professional Memberships

  • Since 2003: Global Investigative Journalism Network[1]
  • Since 2005: Association of European Journalists[2]
  • Since 2007: The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)[3]


  1. ^ "Global Investigative Journalism Network". Global Investigative Journalism Network.
  2. ^ "Association of European Journalists". www.aej.org.
  3. ^ "OCCRP". www.occrp.org.

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