YPC Weekly Newsletter

2005


SOUTH CAUCASUS CONFERENCE IN GUDAURI

On October 21-24 in Gudauri (Georgia) a conference “Human Rights and Establishment
of Civil Society in the Countries of South Caucasus” was held. The event was
organized by Yerevan Press Club, “Yeni Nesil” Journalists Union of Azerbaijan
and “Black Sea Press” Association of Georgia under a joint project “Societies
and Media of South Caucasus Countries: Search for Mutually Acceptable Solutions
to Regional Problems”, supported by Cooperation Program in South Caucasus of
Eurasia Foundation

The conference brought together representatives of media and NGOs of Armenia,
Azerbaijan and Georgia. The participants discussed short documentaries on human
rights practices in the three countries of South Caucasus. The results of quarterly
reviews of Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian newspapers were presented. The
purpose of this nine-month cross country study was to reveal the degree and
the nature of media coverage in each of the countries of events in the two neighboring
ones. The conference and the findings of the project will be reflected in a
documentary to be shown on TV air in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.