YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


CONFERENCE “THE ROLE OF REGIONAL MEDIA IN PROTECTION OF PUBLIC INTERESTS”

On November 28-29 a conference “The Role of Regional Media in Protection of
Public Interests” took place in “Congress” hotel in Yerevan. The event was organized
by the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression under the project “Advocacy
through Empowering Journalistic Organizations and Regional Media”, supported
by the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation-Armenia and the Netherlands
Government. During the conference the results of monitoring of regional media
of Armavir, Gegharkunik, Lori, Syunik, Tavush, Shirak regions were presented,
as well as the results of public opinion survey on informational needs of the
regional media audience and possibilities to meet the demand. The subject of
another report was the situation with freedom of expression and violation of
rights of journalists and media in Armenia in 2008.