YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


COVERAGE OF ISSUES OF PUBLIC CONCERN DURING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

On May 28-30 in Aghveran “Coverage of Issues of Public Concern during Presidential
Elections 2008” seminar was held by Yerevan Press Club with the support of Friedrich
Ebert Foundation.

The Editor of YPC Weekly Newsletter Elina Poghosbekian presented to the seminar
participants the findings of the media monitoring administered by YPC and “TEAM”
Research Center ahead of presidential elections (October-December 2007) and
during the official pre-election promotion (January 21 – February 17, 2008).
The YPC Expert Armen Nikoghosian told how the pre-election rhetoric of presidential
candidates was reflected in Armenian press. The amendments to media legislation
and their influence on the election campaign coverage were discussed in the
presentation by YPC Expert Mesrop Harutiunian. Presidential elections in blogs
were described by the head of Media Diversity Institute-Armenia Artur Papyan.
The observer of Public Radio of Armenia Lusineh Vasilian addressed the media
coverage of domestic political issues during the election campaign and after
the elections. The presentation of YPC President Boris Navasardian was dealing
with the media coverage of foreign policy issues during elections 2008.