On September 23-25 in Tsaghkadzor a seminar “Coverage of International Programs
in Armenian Media” was held. The event was organized by Yerevan Press Club with
the assistance of Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The event brought together representatives
of media, NGOs, also journalistic associations, state structures of Armenia
and international missions accredited in the country.
The prospects of the program of the EU European Neighborhood Policy in Armenia
were presented to the seminar participants by the Head of Department on Cooperation
with World Trade Organization and EU of the RA Ministry of Trade and Economic
Development Vahagn Ghazarian and the Head of the EU Department of the RA Foreign
Ministry Armen Liloyan. The Chairman of “European Integration” NGO Karen Bekarian
told about the impact of the program on democratic reforms in the country and
its coverage in media.
The start of implementation of another major program in Armenia, the Millennium
Challenge Account, funded by US Government, was the subject of the presentation
by Deputy Head of Armenian group of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Hovhannes
Azizian. The necessity of ensuring the transparency of this program was highlighted
by the head of the Center for Regional Development/Armenian branch of “Transparency
International” Amalia Kostanian.
Another project, also implemented in many countries of the world, including
Armenia, the UN Millennium Development Goals was presented by the economist
of UNDP Armenian Office Aghasi Mkrtchian.
The producer of Internews Armenia NGO Armen Sargsian told about how Armenian
media cover these issued and the subjects of public importance in general.