YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“PRESS-CLUB” AND “PRESS-CLUB+”: POLITICAL DIVERSITY AND THE CONDITION OF FORESTS IN ARMENIA

On November 26 another “Press Club” TV show went on the air of “Yerkir Media”
TV company. The cycle is produced by Yerevan Press Club with the support of
the Human Rights and Governance Grants Program of the Open Society Institute.
The guests of the Chairman of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression
Ashot Melikian were the secretary of the parliamentary faction of “Dashnaktsutyun”
party Artashes Shakhbazian, member of the board of Armenian National Movement
(ANM) Aram Manukian and member of the European Committee of Social Rights, doctor
of philosophy Lyudmila Harutiunian. The discussion subject were the issues of
political diversity and pluralism in Armenia.

The next “Press Club” cycle program will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on Wednesday,
December 3, at 23.00.

On November 22 “Yerkir Media” aired another program of “Press Club+” cycle,
produced by Yerevan Press Club with the support of the UK Embassy in Armenia.
The Chairman of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression Ashot Melikian
and the participants of the talk show, the chief forestry officer of “Armforest”
state non-commercial organization Ruben Petrosian and the head of the Association
“For Sustainable Human Development” Karine Danielian discussed the condition
of the forests and their influence on the ecological situation in Armenia. The
talk show also gave floor to the audience, composed of NGO representatives.

The next “Press Club+” show will go on the air of “Yerkir Media” on Saturday,
November 29, at 17.40.