YPC Weekly Newsletter

2006


STORIES RECORDED WITH NO INVOLVEMENT OF JOURNALISTS

“Uninvented Stories” CD and book have been produced by the British “Conciliation
Resources” NGO under its project “Audio Diaries in South Caucasus”. “Uninvented
Stories” are told by ordinary people, recorded by themselves with no involvement
of journalists. Journalists further edited the stories into 2-3 minute “diaries”.
The genre of video/audio diaries was born in early 1990s at BBC in order to
give floor to people from the street, whose voices are seldom heard on air.
In 2002 a similar radio project was launched in South Caucasus. Today journalists
of 20 radio stations of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mountainous Karabagh,
Abkhazia and South Ossetia take part in it. “Uninvented Stories” present the
most vivid and interesting of the 1,300 South Caucasus audio diaries, collected
in four years.