YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“PRESS-CLUB” AND “PRESS-CLUB+”: ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE OF LOCAL SELF- GOVERNMENT BODIES

On December 3 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 “Press Club” host, the President of Yerevan Press Club Boris
Navasardian, were Vice-Chairman of the RA National Assembly Standing Committee
on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Rafik Petrosian, Vice-Chairman
of “Democracy” NGO Hrair Tovmasian, and Presidential candidate of 2008 elections
in Armenia Arman Melikian. The discussion subject was the electoral system in
Armenia and its conformity to the international standards.

The next “Press Club” cycle program will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on Wednesday,
December 10, at 23.00.

On November 29 “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 Chairman of the RA National Assembly
Standing Committee on Territorial Management and Local Self-Government Hovhannes
Margarian and Vice-President of the Association of Community Financiers David
Tumanian discussed the issue of financial independence of local self-government
bodies. The talk show also gave floor to the audience, composed of media representatives
of Armavir and Kotayk regions.

The next “Press Club+” show will go on the air of “Yerkir Media” on Saturday,
December 6, at 17.40.