There were some fears that the case of Lapshin will affect the statistics on journalists' visit to Artsakh. It did affect but in a diametrically opposite way Baku imagined and expected. On one side Lapshin’s factor raised additional interest towards Artsakh. On the other side many journalists, who even don’t know Lapshin, express their solidarity with him by means of visiting Artsakh. Considering all the above mentioned, it doesn’t seem strange when 30 journalists from 11 countries visited Stepanakert to participate in the International Forum of Bloggers. The event was initiated by the Artsakh Journalists’ Union and "Artsakhakertoum” NGO.