YPC Weekly Newsletter

2005


“THE OTHER HALF”: ARMENIAN-GEORGIAN RADIO TEAM REPORTING PROJECT

On October 1-10 in Armenia a team reporting project of Armenian and Georgian
radio journalists was held by London-based Media Diversity Institute. The event
was organized under “Minority Empowerment and Media Development in South Caucasus”
program, supported by the European Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Netherlands. The project trainers were Lily Poberezhska and Tim Grout-Smith
(“Media Player International” consultancy partnership, UK), Harutiun Mansurian
(producer, Internews Armenia), Akakiy Gogichaishvili (author and host of “60
minutes” program, “Rustavi-2” TV Channel, Georgia), and its participants were
8 representatives of Armenian and Georgian radio stations, 4 from each country.

During the first two days, on October 1 and 2, a seminar “Covering Diversity:
How to Make Difference” was held, whith an interactive discussion of
diversity reporting of various minorities and vulnerable groups of society. The practical continuation of the seminar was “Woman in Armenia and Georgia”
radio magazine, made up of pieces that were prepared by the participants of
a team reporting project from two South Caucasus countries. On October 10 this
25-minute radio program, titled “The Other Half”, was heard and discussed.