YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


SATELLITE PRESS-CONFERENCE YEREVAN-BAKU: ARMENIAN OPPOSITION LEADER ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS OF AZERBAIJANI JOURNALISTS

On February 3 another satellite press-conference Yerevan-Baku was held, organized under the project of Yerevan and Baku Press Clubs "Possible Resolutions to the Karabagh Conflict: Expert Evaluations and Media Coverage". The project is implemented with the support of OSI Network Media Program. Technical assistance in the conductance of the satellite bridge was provided by "Mir" Interstate TV and Radio Company and Internews. This is the seventh meeting of this kind between journalists and politicians of the two neighboring countries. As it has been reported, the previous meeting was held in mid-May 2003 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, May 9-15, 2003).

This time the Yerevan studio hosted the leader of the opposition party "New Times" Aram Karapetian, running for RA presidency during the elections of 2003. The questions of Azerbaijani journalists referred, in particular, to the Karabagh problem and its resolution options, the inner politics of Armenia, the prospects of the Armenian-Russian relations.